I'm working the graveyard shift this week, so I have a little extra time to read things like dietary guidelines and diets. I've looked back on this subforum, plus another forum or two, plus did a search trying to find just the basic guidelines for things like protein, fat, carbs, etc. Every conceivable group has big differences in what is "right" Some are even militant about them being the only ones who are right. I know this is a much debated subject (I read way back even in this forum), but does anyone have a "middle of the road" base for calculating these:
There does seem to be some consensus that we probably need more protein than was thought in the past, and I try to go heavy on the protein myself, especially after a hard workout. But I even read one article (I think it was some vegan type thing) where they compared our diets to that of a horse, using the argument that horses are strictly vegetarian and race horses are extremely musclular. Makes sense to me. Then I read another that also made sense, but it contradicted the horse food strategy, and wants me to eat steaks, eggs, cheese, butter, even pork rinds, then go out and run a marathon and have the heart of a healthy 20 year old
Anyway, somebody please clear this up for me. I think I'll go whip up some bacon and eggs, all I've done so far is make myself hungry...