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ezrollin
11-03-2008, 09:44 PM
1) How will it affect your body if you eat a higher ratio of protein than carbs/fats? I'm guessing #1 is you would be lean as hell?

2) How will it affect your body if you eat a higher ratio of carbs than protein/fats?

3) How will it affect your body if you eat a higher ratio of fats than protein/carbs?


40/40/20 is ideal for a male bulker?

4) are fats a better energy source than carbs?

thanks alot

ezrollin
11-04-2008, 09:54 PM
GREAT QUESTION!!! bump!

lth
11-04-2008, 10:04 PM
eating more protein than you need will not benefit you in any way....if you have more than the body needs (usually 1 to 1.2g per lb bodyweight) it gets converted to glucose. As for your other questions....this is highly idividual. Some folks metabolize carbs very well and really thrive on them, others blow up like a balloon and do better on high fat, low carb....so it all depends on the insulin sensitive/resistance ratio.

CoQ10
11-05-2008, 12:03 AM
It's totally individual. I feel that 40/40/20 is a good place to start, and you can make adjustments from there as needed.

-C10

141455675
11-05-2008, 01:39 AM
So a hardgainer who needs 4000kcal to bulk. going at 40/40/20 needs to eat @ 40% protein .... a whopping 400g .....Pfff

GTmauf
11-05-2008, 07:48 AM
So a hardgainer who needs 4000kcal to bulk. going at 40/40/20 needs to eat @ 40% protein .... a whopping 400g .....Pfff

Obviously that is way too much, that's why it's suggested to eat 1g/lb of LBM. Figure that up and then go from there.

ezrollin
11-07-2008, 08:20 PM
It's totally individual. I feel that 40/40/20 is a good place to start, and you can make adjustments from there as needed.

-C10


eating more protein than you need will not benefit you in any way....if you have more than the body needs (usually 1 to 1.2g per lb bodyweight) it gets converted to glucose. As for your other questions....this is highly idividual. Some folks metabolize carbs very well and really thrive on them, others blow up like a balloon and do better on high fat, low carb....so it all depends on the insulin sensitive/resistance ratio.

already knew all this.. I really havent got my question answered... but thanks

I want to add that usually woment do better with low carbs or no carbs at all. (CHA) and that they use Fat as a (better) energy source.
(completely off topic now)

bp16
11-07-2008, 09:49 PM
4) are fats a better energy source than carbs?

thanks alot

Nope

MarkVI
11-07-2008, 09:51 PM
Nope

How do you recon? 1 gram of fat has 9kcals of energy while 1 gram of carbohydrates has a mere 4....

bp16
11-07-2008, 10:56 PM
How do you recon? 1 gram of fat has 9kcals of energy while 1 gram of carbohydrates has a mere 4....

Maybe not better exactly, but definitely more easily usable energy, faster energy per calorie.