Juanc, the body needs some levels of all three macronutrients (pro, fat, CHO) at all times for fuel as all three systems are constantly burning to some extent.
Protein is excellent for a storage component to build and repair tissues. However, it is by far the least desirable of the three as a fuel source and consequently is the hardest for the body to use as an energy substrate. A great analogy is needing to throw more quarters in the arcade machine since the 10-second clock is counting down but all you have is Susan B. Anthony coins and those take 9-12 seconds for you to change into quarters. What happens when you pass that theoretic 10-second time limit and need more "quarters" (CHO) is gluconeogenesis and the breakdown of muscle tissue your body is cashing in because it needs something to burn as fuel. Very contradictory to what you're trying to achieve and also toxic to some extent. Go put kerosene in your gas tank and see how long it runs.
I've said this all before on here. Some of the dietary advice here is as good as the relationship counseling in a hair salon.
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True dat bro. I've lifted 4x in 10 months and just surf and skate with no loss (more like a gain) in mass and strength. I'm similarly proportioned to you relative to mass per height if not a bit leaner, and I consider myself to be on the upper limit of ideal surfer aerodynamics. Wouldn't even mind dropping a few more but muscle would start going too. The thing is, we've been walking for a couple decades now with a good level of lean mass that our baseline has reset itself and the caloric restriction needed for weight loss (aka mainly loss of lean mass at this point) would warrant more severe caloric restriction that would be neither enjoyable nor beneficial.
I'm stoked for Agbrah though that he's in great shape for his years. If the dude is financially solvent too then I hope he lives near a bevy of young professionals or a college campus.
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Peace to all the chubby hubbies.
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