Q: Protein/amino supplement?

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (sentience@pobox.com)
Date: Tue Nov 21 2000 - 14:15:55 MST

Some people seem to think that 40g/day of protein isn't enough to build
muscles on 1250/day of calories. It seems likely that if I want to keep
losing fat and building muscle on my current diet, I need to add some
protein supplements or amino acid supplements... or something, anyway.
"Health" is "in", these days, so it's totally impossible to find out
anything from the 'Net.

What do I need - what supplements, in particular - to simultaneously lose
fat weight and build muscle mass? Can I just get an extra 75g/day of
amino-acid-balanced protein from some tablet (or do I take the amino acids
directly, or what?) and go on dieting and exercising, or will my body just
consume the extra protein as ordinary calories?

And if so, could someone please recommend a particular brand of
protein/amino tablet? Because the Net of a Million Lies appears to have
around three million varieties for sale.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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