As a general statement, I adhere to the AD lifestyle: high protein (1.5 my body weight per day), lower carb. If I eat complex carbs, I do it in the AM with my first or second meal, but after that, most of my carbs come from veggies, etc. When I make my oatmeal in the morning, I make a banana or vanilla cinnamon whey protein shake and use that instead of water to make it (the oatmeal). Although it sounds like I'm a die-hard .. mostly it just makes oatmeal not taste like card board!
So, here's my question: What is the 'appropriate' ratio of how much protein you should take in when eating carbs? What's the right amount to ensure that you are doing your best to offset that nasty insulin from trying to make fat out of my meal? Is there a ratio for protein to carbs? I think that 26g of protein that the whey shake provides is probably enough to offset the 1/2 cup of plain rolled oats, but as a general statement, how much is enough when eating carbs?