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protein in a cal surplus

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2014/12/26 19:27:38 (permalink)
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protein in a cal surplus

This is something ive always wondered but never asked.

I can get really anal about my diet but at this year ive decided to let myself eat a bit of crap ( im on a steady cut and plan to get serious on it after the xmas break)

Now, if ive ate say 2500 cals of **** ( mostly fat and carbs) does it matter that im hardly getting any protein for a few days? Is it better to not have the protein or to add it on top thus taking cals even higher?

  




 
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    makaveli1971 1996
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    Re: protein in a cal surplus 2014/12/26 19:37:59 (permalink)
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    Surely there'll be some protein along with the 2500 of fat/carb you plan to eat?

    That being said I'd always get some protein in me.

    80-100g will be enough, but going a day or so protein less wouldn't exactly burn all your muscle away.

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    Re: protein in a cal surplus 2014/12/26 20:23:43 (permalink)
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    You should easily reach your protein requirements with a decent xmas dinner.

    Depends on goals. If you are cutting I would not add the protein on top. But seeing as it's xmas I would eat everything!

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    Re: protein in a cal surplus 2014/12/26 20:24:40 (permalink)
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    You should easily reach your protein requirements with a decent xmas dinner.

    Depends on goals. If you are cutting I would not add the protein on top. But seeing as it's xmas I would eat everything!


    Well its mostly from biscuits, sweets and chocolate lol

      




     
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    Re: protein in a cal surplus 2014/12/26 20:31:56 (permalink)
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    dazzz
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    You should easily reach your protein requirements with a decent xmas dinner.

    Depends on goals. If you are cutting I would not add the protein on top. But seeing as it's xmas I would eat everything!


    Well its mostly from biscuits, sweets and chocolate lol


    A well known Christmas diet!!

    Even if I'm not counting my macros I am still aware of protein intake. One day of low protein isn't the end of the world at all.
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    Re: protein in a cal surplus 2014/12/26 20:33:12 (permalink)
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    No cheese and meat? I ate a few days worth of meat and cheese yesterday.

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    Re: protein in a cal surplus 2014/12/26 20:36:19 (permalink)
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    I was downwind of a cheeseboard the other night at a dinner party...

    ... Reminded me how I cannot stomach the smell of the stuff, let alone eat it.
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    Re: protein in a cal surplus 2014/12/26 20:38:56 (permalink)
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    No cheese and meat? I ate a few days worth of meat and cheese yesterday.


    My xmas dinner was at a pub yesterday...it was shocking. 1 ribeye steak.

    Ive got some protein in but probably 100g max

      




     
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    Re: protein in a cal surplus 2014/12/26 20:52:15 (permalink)
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    100g is fine. Remember most carb sources contain protein as well.

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    Re: protein in a cal surplus 2014/12/26 21:38:12 (permalink)
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    I've done something similar regarding protein for just over a week and it didn't seem to make any difference to my physique.
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    Re: protein in a cal surplus 2014/12/27 06:54:47 (permalink)
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    Personally in that situation I would get some protein in (doesn't have to be a massive amount) then drop my calories for the next day or so to negate the surplus.
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