Ladies and Gents, can any of you guys give me some input on protein intake when on a very-low (15-20 g/day at ABSOLUTE most)carb diet. I currently take about .75 g/lbs. body weight (~175 g) and am thinking about increasing it slightly but I’m worried about taking too much and inducing glucogenesis.
thoughts or suggestions???
Is your goal retaining muscle while dropping fat? Another words is muscle retention a big priority? If so, I would up it to at least a gram and a half to two grams per pound of bodyweight and consider BCAA’s.
yes i agree, if you are cutting , i would suggest increasing protein requirements a little more, gluconeogenesis breaking you out of ketosis is somewhat of an “excessive” intake of protein.