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That's a worthwhile tweak.....Research indicate the Ketogenic Diet protects and spare Leucine from being used for fuel. Source: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance, Volek and Phinney
And as it is converted to glucose, why not use the protein for protein and have a banana for the ready made glucose?Additional research show that the amino acid, Alanine is converted to glucose, sparing Leucine.
Kenny...we are almost in agreement...you have workaround hacks for your specific needs....which are solidly researched and applied.
But for others unnecessary if their health is not compromised.
I'm of the 'earn your carbs' view as a simple framework.
There is value to that....using insulin to store glucose post training with mTor and glut4 non-insulinogenic transporters being online too. For an insulin sensitive person this is a really easy strategy. And at other times, less starch and fast acting glucose is minimised.
That's about it for me. No calorie counting, no shakes and what not. Just good food. I try to eat more protein from mixed sources after training but that's all I do. And sometimes not for 2 hours.
If anything I seek to optimise is my response to stress and sleep, then food and cooking. Stressed and undersleeping creates an uphill struggle. Crack that, nutrition sort of becomes optimised without any real intent.