Protein/carb ratio

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by creepingcharlie, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. creepingcharlie

    creepingcharlie Blue Belt

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    I'm ordering protein from trueprotein.com. I've never used protein shakes before, but I thought I read something on here about needing to mix it with carbs? Is this true and if so what ratio?
     
  2. Madmick

    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It depends on who you ask. Most RD's are warring with the current super-high protein fad.

    Even the bodybuilders I know don't go above 1:1 ratio. I've been doing that for a long time, but I'm switching to approximately a 3:1 ratio. I take 1.5g/kg carbohydrates (Maltodextrin) and 0.65g/kg protein (75% Hydrosylates, 25% Microfiltrated Whey) in my post-workout shake. I may reduce this, though, it's a lot of calories, and I'm gaining weight (lean mass, hey, not complaining, but I need to cut...be it muscle or fat). But this is for strength training workouts, not martial arts or cardio-only workouts.
     
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    I am at a 1 to 1 ratio most of the time. If I want to lean out the it changes, I will drop my carbs and increase my protiens.
     
  4. ballsout

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    yep for summertime i go 2:1 in favor of protein.


    Always worked like a charm .
     

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