I remember that article. I also re read it. Dd you?
The biggest thing about CT, is that he goes along the lines that you have a brain and all his work outs/nutrition plans have flexibility and adaptability.
Count it, don’t count it. It’s up to you. Just adapt. Make a decision, stick to it, make changes if needed. We could be the exact same height, weight, fat percentage, etc and we would most probably have different caloric requirements.
But re read the article. He is not anal about what you are asking (he is also selling supplements), why are you?[/quote]
So in short you have no idea how the body treats amino acids relative to protein and its caloric effect on weight gain/loss.
I have a brain, and that is why I see it being a potential problem. In a diet involving planning out a calorie deficit, the deficit existing is important. I have a body type that is extremely sensitive to the calorie range I am in. I also have a body type where I will tend to be losing fat and gaining muscle in a way where my scale weight does not adjust much and it is sometimes hard to tell week to week what my progress is.
Clearly, for this reason, I want to understand amino acid super suppings effect on my calorie deficit. Yes we could be the same measurements and have different needs. But no matter who we are, a gram of protein will always be 4 calories for both of us, the question is, do amino acids play by the same rules.
I have no idea how it affects YOU.
Coaches work with you and your feedback to learn how you deal with the diet they present you. There guidelines and rule of thumbs, but in the end, no one knows the exact amount of calories you need to be in deficit, but you. And that is learned thru trial and error. The good news is that it gets easier with time as you know what your body responds to.
Just to clarify, you lack consistency if you have a hard time telling what your progress is. Sorry, it’s not your body type. Eat the same thing for a week. You WILL be able to tell what is happening to your body.
But, you will probably go on and on about this and actually forget to work out, so either look at the label or calculate as a protein.
Again, it doesn’t matter, just be consistent. If you calculate them now, always use them in your calculation. At the end of the day, if you feel run down all the time after having calculated everything, you are still lacking calories, that you included the bcaa’ s or not.