just right after , often orange juice (just to wait the time in reach m room :=) ) and then usually a full meal (actually for exemple 7/8 bananas with a pinapple) before greens (cause actually i train late in the afternoon , to hot before here in thailand)
if i train in the morning , never with empty stomach....i do a acid fruit meal half anhour before (orange or passion friuit for example ) and then a full big banana smoothie just after
if i don't do like that i fell shaking some hours after and it's really hard..... so carb on!!!
Sam.....I too have been swimming in the yellow nan-river....this season for me is ALL BANANAS!!!! But often wit one other fruit if I want variety. In the summer its was a mix up...but currently all nanas!!
***So after a workout....I get about 5-6 nanas......that's after lifting or calisthenics. I def feel nanas gives you the carbs for your muscle growth....I mean like 5-8 minutes tops after my workout is when I like to eat them.
datrorade for very long runs works fine for me , don't take anything but water under 13 miles but over alwys datorade with me
in summer cool it before and put bottle in two socks to keep cool , sometimes in very hot conditions blend one or two stalk celery with date.... have to adjust the concentration of sugar depending on my energy level and outdoor temp (the hotter the more diluate , but also the hotter the more i drink , so in final same quantity sugar)
orange juice was not so fine for me.......
today i enjoyed 1 kilo of clementines after a run (30 minutes). after another 30 minutes i lifted weights (45 minutes). my post workout meal was a smoothie out of 11 bananas, 20 dates, 200g kale and after that smoothie i ate 3 more bananas because they taste delicous today
I often make a blueberry banana protein smoothie: I put my vitamix full with banana's and about 1 cm of water then blend, add one scoop 20gr of SunWarrior Protein Raw Vegan blend again, add one cup of frozen blueberries. This is about 1100 cals. I tracked my food intake for about two weeks every day and I get about 5% protein when I don't supplement... and I really don't know if this is enough to gain muscle... so I'm adding 20 grams to my recovery smoothie... What is the percentage of protein that works for you? (PS I know you need to eat lots of carbs to get energy to build muscle).
From what I understand, protein requirements are automatically met with an increased calorie intake. Protein requirements are doubly met seeing as how we are eating raw proteins (amino acids, I mean), thus being able to fully utilize everything that we eat, whereas with cooked foods most of the proteins are denatured and useless.
So, in a nutshell, eat 10g of carbs per kg of your ideal body weight. Eat more to live more, as DR says.
Requirements and benefits are two completely different things. I agree with what you said, but in terms of muscle growth and recovery following an intense power lifting based workout getting your protein closer to the %10 mark isn't a bad idea either. Doug Graham himself does outline in 811 the primary function of protein to produce growth and recovery. But then we should be increasing our proteins with greens, broccoli, bananas and of course fatty sources generally have comparatively higher levels of protein which is fine when they also are kept below %10 of our daily calories. So I agree with you in general, but proteins aren't entirely unimportant either.