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    Protein Alone

    Saw in a couple of recent posts, people recomending NEVER to eat protein by itself. Is there a reason for this? I am consuming protein all day, most times with a fats and my carbs in the morning and with my PWO shake and meal, but whats wrong with eating a couple of chicken breasts by itself?

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    When you protein with carbs or fat, the carb/fat gets used for energy and the proteins as the building blocks for muscle.

    If you eat it alone the protein just gets used up for energy.

    Also, fat and fiber slow down the digestion of protein.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bor
    When you protein with carbs or fat, the carb/fat gets used for energy and the proteins as the building blocks for muscle.

    If you eat it alone the protein just gets used up for energy.

    Also, fat and fiber slow down the digestion of protein.

    yes bor,,,its as simple as that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bor
    When you protein with carbs or fat, the carb/fat gets used for energy and the proteins as the building blocks for muscle.

    If you eat it alone the protein just gets used up for energy.

    Also, fat and fiber slow down the digestion of protein.

    I think that's a misconception based around the digestion of whey...and other non-meat proteins.


    Meat Protein ingested alone increases basal metabolic output...due the amount of calories needed to break it down.

    I personally don't see the prob in ingesting protein only meals...once it's solid protein as opposed to shakes. Meat protein post-ingestion IMO, doesn't benefit from delayed gastric emptying...as would a protein shake... as solid protein already takes 2-4 hours to digest on its own.

    True... a dietary carb-deficiency will result in the denaturing of some of the amino acids for energy...but the amount isn't significant...especially if protein is ingested in the excess of 1gr per lb LBM...specifically when overall ingested calories are less than maintenance.

    ~Nark

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    thnax guys, Swole how about you, what do you think about this topic

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    yeah, i'm a lil confused w/ all this too, even though i follow profat/procarb meals

    but what about if i eat a shake and a cucumber

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    Quote Originally Posted by bor
    When you protein with carbs or fat, the carb/fat gets used for energy and the proteins as the building blocks for muscle.

    If you eat it alone the protein just gets used up for energy.

    Also, fat and fiber slow down the digestion of protein.

    I'd agree with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.P.G
    yes bor,,,its as simple as that..
    Looks like sarkasm although you didn't put the ""

    Anyway, thats what I learned from this site, I'm no nutritionist

    The tat looks sick btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narkissos
    I think that's a misconception based around the digestion of whey...and other non-meat proteins.


    Meat Protein ingested alone increases basal metabolic output...due the amount of calories needed to break it down.

    I personally don't see the prob in ingesting protein only meals...once it's solid protein as opposed to shakes. Meat protein post-ingestion IMO, doesn't benefit from delayed gastric emptying...as would a protein shake... as solid protein already takes 2-4 hours to digest on its own.

    True... a dietary carb-deficiency will result in the denaturing of some of the amino acids for energy...but the amount isn't significant...especially if protein is ingested in the excess of 1gr per lb LBM...specifically when overall ingested calories are less than maintenance.

    ~Nark

    OK, I guess i oversimplified things a bit, nice info

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    Quote Originally Posted by bor
    Looks like sarkasm although you didn't put the ""

    Anyway, thats what I learned from this site, I'm no nutritionist

    The tat looks sick btw
    sorry bro, but that is just how I would of put it, you explained it Very basic, but at the same time very well and Easy to understand, we donít need scientific in-depth evaluation on a subject like that, or we will be here all day lol,, I had enough of all that crap a university itís a REAL head f**k donít start now please..

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.P.G
    sorry bro, but that is just how I would of put it, you explained it Very basic, but at the same time very well and Easy to understand, we donít need scientific in-depth evaluation on a subject like that, or we will be here all day lol,, I had enough of all that crap a university itís a REAL head f**k donít start now please..

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