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Old 07-25-2013, 07:35 AM   #1
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Protein, protein, protein.....

There has been a ton of discussion on the amount of protein and recently someone brought up the concept that more than 4 oz. of protein (25 to 30g) in one 4 hour period might be too much and have a gluconegenic effect. This idea got me thinking.

I have done lots of intermittent fasting and basically saved my protein allotment for one big meal over a period of about 3 to 4 hours. I am now questioning the advisability of that approach and would love to hear your thoughts.

Assuming it takes about 4 hours to digest a meal, would it make sense to assume that what ever the protein requirements are for an individual, that instead of looking at it in a 24 hour period, rather looking at it in maybe 6 hour segments?

So instead of only allowing 50g over a day, maybe 30g per meal and being sure to not consume any more protein for at least 5 or 6 hours and then being able to consume another 30g or so.

I experimented yesterday and had a burger for breakfast (along with my bpc) which translates to about 30g of protein. I wasn't hungry until about 5 oclock and didn't eat again until 6:30 and that meal was about the same grams of protein which meant about 15g more of protein than I usually shoot for.

My morning fasting ketone meter tells me I have 1.6 mml. Pretty standard # for me.
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