Originally Posted by fuji
If that was true intermittent fasting wouldn't work as they'd only be getting 55g of protein a day and they'd be weak as fuck. Sorry, but I don't believe that at all. Its not like we're naturally designed to eat every few hours.
Your body manufactures proteins out of amino acids in order to repair itself. Your body has a finite ability to perform repairs. That's why you can't eat a pound of protein, work out, and gain a pound of muscle.
Proteins that you eat are broken down into amino acids by digestion. Your body won't waste energy. Only as much amino acids are converted into proteins as your body needs and can use. As I said, that's about 50 grams a day.
Any excess amino acids that are taken up -- are burned as fuel.
During fasts, your body burns fat as its backup source of fuel. That's why it's a bad idea for men to strive to be less than about 7% fat. When you're under 5% fat, you get noticeably weaker during exercise.
Originally Posted by sho'nuff
not sure if anyone has done this before but eating 'breakfast' the night before?
soemtimes when i know im going to be doing something rigorous in the morning at work and forsee i wont have any time to stop to eat anything, i will eat something at night before right before bed. something high in starch and carbohydrates.
last night i ate a big bowl of mixed rice right before bed.
Runners do this all the time. It's called "carbo loading." Aerobic exercise makes your body very efficient at draining sugar from your muscles and replenishing them after a meal. To be stronger for a race, runners eat big meals of pasta the night before.