Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Munich Germany (formerly Portland OR, Texas)
Bikes: '02 Specialized FSR, '03 RM Slayer, '99 Raleigh R700, '97 Norco hartail, '89 Stumpjumper
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How much of a difference does everyone think it is going to make with no carbís in my system?
i've personally never done anything but carbo loading and i've never tried the Akins or other high protein diets...
but from what i've heard, the body can convert proteins to energy (how i don't know) but it is a slow process somewhat close to the conversion of fats to energy...
thus, i would expect that with a high protein diet, at the beginning you should have ample energy, but after time, your body will not be able to convert enough protein to energy fast enough so you will bonk much sooner... how much sooner, i don't know.
if you're not doing it as a race, i would say try it and then as soon as you feel low on energy (i.e. before you BONK) eat some carbs then...
if you want maximum performance, i would eat some carbs.