i’m currently using RFL (Rapid Fat Loss by Lyle Mcdonald) to diet down for the past 1.5 weeks. i read the book, and the author suggested that BCAA’s and even some dextrose (Gatorade) could be consumed prior to a workout if needed. however, i don’t remember him saying anything about consuming BCAA’s throughout the day to stave off muscle catabolism.
i know that BCAA’s are calorie-free, however if they aren’t used as a source of energy, don’t they get converted to glycogen?
i usually consume 3 scoops of Humapro (~15g BCAA’s) during my workout and have been sipping on 10g of GNC Rapiddrive BCAA’s as needed between meals. i just had a free meal last friday night (unintentionally about a week ahead of schedule), and though i think i’m looking better in the mirror almost on a daily basis, the scale’s been kind of stuck on 197-198 lb. also, some of my lifts are going up. depending on the movement, i’ve had to cut volume down to 1/3-1/5 of what i was doing pre-RFL but i’ve managed to add weight to some exercises.