Topic: Better to eat protein or carbohydrates first?
May 26, 2019 / By Ebby Question:
I am currently experimenting with my diet, mainly trying to put on some weight and fine tune my intake to get the maximum benefit from the things I eat. I am currently trying a diet consisting of lots of small meals, like large snacks. I want to eat the food groups separate from each other, as when I eat a meal consisting of many things (fats protein carbohydrates fiber) I often feel I don't digest it well.
First thing I eat in the morning is some fruit, I have been told (and believe through experience) that fruit is a good start, easy on the stomach. Then after an hour or so i'm ready to eat something else, what I'd like to know is would some protein (in the form of some fish, or some boiled eggs) be good now, or some carbohydrates (oats wheat rice flakes with hot water to soften).
Since I am currently traveling In India and I'm not working I can eat at my leisure, so I don't need to assign times to a meal, I simply graze like a cow.
Any other information from informed individuals will be lovely.
Cainan | 5 days ago
you should have a combination of both carbs and proteins...
the carbs will preserve your protein for growth and repair.. and the protein willl release the carbs for energy more gradually.... makigng for steadier energy and blood sugar
I doubt it makes much of a difference. Protein does get broken down slower than most carbs so I'll say carbs first so you get hungry and then take in the protein. Eggs contain more fat than protein so it's not an ideal protein choice than meats.
Carbs are good before your workout. If you workout early morning then you could eat your carbs the night before. But if you are looking to build muscle you want to have your protien after your workout, preferably within 20 to 30 minutes after your workout.