Originally Posted by mepeterson
These drinks have 30grams of protein in them. Is that to much protien to have in one drink? I am in maintanance phase right now and will be restarting phase 1 the end of next month. I am not going to do the ip packets as the cost is to high. I have ordered some stuff from Lindora and have gotten a few of the EAS shakes. I would like to purchase these shakes from our costco but am worried that it would be to much protein 3x a day. any thoughts?
ok, so here is more info on the amount of protein that you need or can process.
Given the nature of IP you know we are low on Glycogen which is the first place our body goes for energy...now, here is the fun part, if you have more protein your body can store it for glycogen...THAT'S A GOOD THING because THIS won't turn into fat if you are having good protein...follow me so far?
So what happens is a process called GLUCONEOGENESIS and here is some info on that for those who may be interested
"The synthesis of glucose from noncarbohydrate precursors is called gluconeogenesis.
This metabolic pathway is very important because glucose is the primary energy source for the brain.
Erythrocytes do not have mitochondria and derive all of their energy by glycolysis converting glucose
into two molecules of lactate.
The daily requirement for glucose for a typical adult is around 160
grams. In the blood, approximately 20 grams of glucose is carried
at any one time. In the liver approximately 190 grams of glucose is
stored in the form of glycogen. This is a little more than a day’s
supply of glucose. For fasting periods longer than one day, or
during periods of intense exercise, glucose must be synthesized
from noncarbohydrate precursors in order to maintain the blood
glucose levels. The noncarbohydrate precursors are pyruvate,
lactate, oxaloacetate, amino acids and glycerol. The
noncarbohydrate precursors enter the gluconeogenic pathway in the
forms of pyruvate, oxaloacetate and dihydroxyacetone phosphate.
There are two major sites for gluconeogenesis, the liver and the
kidneys. The liver accounts for 90% of gluconeogenesis in the
body, the kidney’s produce the other 10%. Very little
gluconeogenesis occurs in the other tissues of the body. The liver
and kidneys maintain the glucose level in the blood so that the brain,
muscle and red blood cells have sufficient glucose to meet their
ok so after all that gibberish here is the bottom line. If you are TRULY being carb conscious and all you CAN add protein ...SLOWLY back into your diet because your body will need it. How much? well up to about 1.5 grams per pound of LEAN BODY MASS. Here is my example
I am at 173lbs
Body fat is about 29%
This means 50.17lbs of me are fat (yuk, I now)
SO...122.83lbs of me are LEAN sooo I should slowly increase my protein intake to about 184gr of protein MAX.
IF you are going to do that, make sure you go in increments of no more than about 10gr of protein in cycles of about 4 to 5 days.
SO...To answer your question...YES your body can handle it, and it won't hurt it, just be choosy of the protein you are adding.
I was told there is a brand of protein that is zero everything pretty much, used by body builders and such, called Zero Impact. I am going to look for it as well because it is a safe way to add that extra protein without adding the other gunk that goes with it. May not be tasty, no idea as I have not tried it yet, but when I do I will report to you. Lets see if it really is zero everything.
SO, was that more info than you bargained for? HAHAHAHA