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Quick Question!


#1

When using Amino Acids on a daily basis, i.e. BCAAs, Leucine, Glutamine, Glycine and others, do you count these are proteins in your daily macro intake?

I'm designing my diet at the moment, I have the Macro numbers, and I'll be counting my Fish Oil intake (grams) toward my daily fat allowance, but don't know if I should do the same for AA's.

Thanks,

LR


#2

because they are amino acids (the stuff proteins are made of) they DO contain calories and should be counted towards daily totals.

That being said, unless your taking a ton of them (which isn’t necessary, but whatever) they don’t contribute significantly to the diet, so most don’t bother counting them.


#3

AA’s DO count as calories, however I never count them towards my totals (laziness?). I figure its protein and not going to hurt me if I have some extra.

*I’ve only supped with BCAA’s while bulking, hence the non-caring of extra calories.


#4

Thanks for the input guys.

LR


#5

[quote]London Runner wrote:
Thanks for the input guy.

LR[/quote]

Fixed, lol.

EDIT: NVM! JM’s post didn’t show when I first read the comment. faceplam!


#6

CT just answered this question in his Q&A, check it out