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Why Not Protein Meals?

Why are you not supposed to eat pure protein meals? Berardi says to avoid them…to always have either carbs or fats with it (but not both)

Would it be bad to have just a Metabolic Drive shake as a snack with no added fats?

Not really hard to had carbs or fat to a Metabolic Drive shake, milled flax , olive oil or for carbs, wheat bread, bagels , fruits. Seriously there is endless possibilities.

[quote]me5861 wrote:
Why are you not supposed to eat pure protein meals? Berardi says to avoid them…to always have either carbs or fats with it (but not both)

Would it be bad to have just a Metabolic Drive shake as a snack with no added fats? [/quote]

No, it’s not bad to just drink a protein shake. The fact that you are asking this though makes me wonder about your progress.

Is it becuase then you’ll burn protein for fuel?

[quote]mj1 wrote:
Well, I am asking because I am sort of “skinny fat” right now…probably in the range of 20% BF but only 130lbs and 5’9’’ (I’m female). I want to add some lean mass but my BF really must go down. I have been doing ABBH I and doing some HITT on off days.

I thought maybe after the HITT I could have a pure protein shake? It is in the afternoon so it is after I have switched to eating P+F and I don’t like to mix in carbs then, but I wouldn’t really want fat after a workout would [/quote]

The time of day you workout should have no bearing on your carbohydrate intake.

I generally workout around this time (8:45pm EST) and trust me, even when dieting down I eat plenty of carbs during/post workout.

In terms of P + C after HIIT, I think it would generally be a good idea to have a pure whey shake with some simple carbs (maybe not a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio), but a piece of fruit, e.g. banana.

I’m sure some of the other guys can give you a good insight on their HIIT PWO nutrition because I generally only do low-moderate intensity cardio.

Oops…sorry mj1…I didn’t log you out before posting…

that was my reply

me5861…

[quote]mj1 wrote:
Is it becuase then you’ll burn protein for fuel?
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Whether you burn protein for fuel is dependant on many variables. The most obvious of which is your TOTAL DAILY CALORIC INTAKE. Obviously, if you are eating more in an effort to gain, your body will not begin using protein for fuel unelss your entire diet has been devoid of carbohydrates in excess of protein intake.

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