I've been looking in to pulse feeding with protein shakes in order to fill my muscle glycogen stores via gluconeogenesis for my regular workouts (3 times a week). Pulse feeding is simply taking 20-30 grams of protein every few hours in order to spur gluconeogenesis to fill muscle glycogen stores.Supposedly this process will stop once the muscle and liver glycogen stores are full to avoid excess glucose from spilling in to fat cells.
I currently use Vitargo to fill muscle glycogen before and after workouts, but would like to find an alternative to the Vitargo since it's fractionalized barley.
I understand I can eat sweet potatoes before and after a work out, but I simply need an EXTREMELY easy and portable solution. Vitargo and Protein only require water and a shaker.
My questions are as follow:
Have you tried pulse feeding with protein and does it work as advertised? How did you implement it (your procedure)?
Is it safe? Is there a potential danger to kidney's and liver due to the very high protein consumption?
Is it sustainable?
Any other valuable input you can give me on pulse feeding would be greatly appreciated.
You might be interested in this article http://www.ketotic.org/2012/08/if-you-eat-excess-protein-does-it-turn.html.
Otherwise, I have not tried pusle feeding. I eat a significant amount of protein on a daily basis and stay low carb, but I don't think snacking is beneficial for health.
this seems so unnecessary. why are you trying to use gluconeogenesis to fill your glycogen stores? why not just make it easy on your body and give it some glucose? i really don't understand why anyone would want to do this.
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