Thread: whey protein?
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:25 AM   #39
Darryl Shaw
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Originally Posted by Allen Yeh View Post
What I was saying is that it seems silly to me that Darryl was advocating the "calorie is a calorie" idea after meeting 1.8/2g/kg of protein. Especially if you are talking about on a daily basis and not just a one shot deal.

So if a 200 lb guy was training hard and met his protein needs with 164 grams of protein. which is 1.8g per kg. I can't possibly see him getting the same results as adding 400 calories from a chicken breast as adding 400 calories of straight up sugar. Especially if we are talking about for months on end. This is assuming the rest of his diet stays the same and the only thing is changing is taking away his extra protein and adding in 400 calories from sugar.
It may seem silly but as far as body mass is concerned a calorie is a calorie so adding 400 kcals of either chicken or table sugar to a eucaloric diet that already meets requirements for essential nutrients, which includes protein of course, will result in a near identical increase in body mass.
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