i'm 5'9" 125lbs male and quite lean with (may be) 6% body fat. what's the best way to calculate lean body mass thinking about bone mass and organs as well? my goal is to gain weight without eating TOO much protein each day that i end up having blood glucose and insulin spikes.
asked byjustin_6 (581)
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on November 07, 2011
at 02:24 AM
Protein doesn't spike glucose really due to triggering glucagon, it spikes insulin. Whey is one of the most insulinogenic proteins and it lowers blood glucose. And in any case, insulin spikes are good for gaining weight. Insulin is an anabolic hormone.
So just eat 1g/lb bodyweight, ~125g/day.
You're 125 pounds, stop worrying about blood glucose/insulin. If you stay this weight there is a very good chance you will die from falling down the stairs when you're older and not having the lean body mass to protect you.