Our expert says:
The idea that you will build muscles by eating a very-high-protein diet is not based on scientific fact. People who do strenuous exercise and even body builders do not really need more than about 1-1,5g of protein per kg body weight. So if you weigh 50 kg, then you don't really need more than 75 g of protein a day - easily supplied by one 60g portion of meat or fish or an egg or cheese or milk and yoghurt or legumes (soya, beans, peas or lentils or vegetable protein). What you do need is plenty of carbs to provide you with the energy you need to sustain all that exercise. You can certainly increase your carbohydrate intake concentrating on carbs with a low Glycaemic Index (GI), because carbs are the best fuel for intensive exercise and they have a 'protein-sparing' effect. (Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right Approach' and read the articles on the GI).
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