I've been reading that protein pretty well sucks as a source of energy. And I've been eating quite dominantly, Protein as my main macronutrient. Energy levels are low, craving levels are high... and I just can't seem to press on the same in my workouts. So I was reading in the library today, some books... and came across an interesting topic. What if you ate primarly carb sources to fuel, and ate just enough protein to be used to repair the muscle. It stated that a 175 lb. Male can carry roughly 1,600 calories worth of glycogen in the muscle. Interesting, I thought. But anyway. I feel flabby, blahblahblah. You get my drift. I was thinking of experimenting on this point here.
2000 Calories -
20% Protein, Roughly 100g, Enough to repair hypothetically.
20% Fats, Roughly 44g, Enough to Satiate the body each meal.
60% Carbohydrates, Roughly 300g, Timed on energy needs
Low glycemic carbs always, except post workout. It seems very hypocritical, that people always state that it is "Calories in VS Calories out", but yet still want to limit the intake of Carbohydrates considerably. Why cut down on your fuel and fatigue yourself, if you're still taking in the same amount of calories?
Just some questions to ponder there, I guess. In a way it does make sense. I guess since protein diets have, always will be probably been the bodybuilding "fad", per se... it would be hard to see it any other way. The body will be more bent on using that carb energy for fuel, instead of the protein energy ... which has proven itself full of suck, at least for me.