Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by lowridah, Feb 27, 2009.
Is it carbs, protein then fat?
carbs, fat then protein?
well if you are referring to cut diet, it would be carbs, fat, protein. after carb depletion you have to consume fat to let your body know that fat is next to be used as energy otherwise protein will be used as energy and you can say bye to those hard gained muscle.
Your body uses carbs/fat then if the duration is long enough and your body runs out of the first two it will move on to protein. This is what you do not want.
If you want longer lasting energy during a workout take creatine. It will help the proces of turning ADP into ATP which will give you more usage of the phosphogen system.
If carbs aren't there and you taking in a lot of fat it will go after the fat before the protein.
your body uses what is most abundant and readily available. In most people that is carbs. For people on keto it is fat.
I'll experiment with this idea for a year or so..
It's basically the idea behind the timed carb diet.
carbs then fat. But durring intense training it is sometimes more efficient to mobilize and burn proteins than fat.