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How do I balance out a protein heavy day?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 23, 2012 at 1:43 AM

How should I eat tomorrow to give my body a break from a really protein heavy day? Fast? Carb-heavy day? Business as usual? Or does it matter at all?

I just entered my food from today into Cronometer - 177 grams of protein. Yikes. I am 5'6, 120 lbs.

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Thanks, I like that approach - getting the nutrients you need within the span of a few days.

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You don't need to balance it out. Drink water.

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In my opinion, it depends what you are doing on your other days.

I tend to do an extremely high-protein/relatively high-carb day every 4-5 days. Usually after a heavy lifting day, I'll re-feed within 24-36 hours with a good 200 grams of protein and up to 200 grams of carbs.

After that, I'll drift back to very high fat, moderate protein, almost ketogenic for a few days and then work in a 24-hour fast. It then cycles.

Creates a good variance and it allows me to really time nutrients and within a span of a few days pretty much eat everything I desire. All of it "Paleo" and all of it pretty well-timed, IMO.

If you can find a plan like this that you can work into your personal/work/social life, it will really alleviate having to really count anything or give up anything.

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on June 23, 2012
at 02:06 AM

Thanks, I like that approach - getting the nutrients you need within the span of a few days.

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