The other option if you wanted to stay away from carbs but get a similar response would be to add 5-10grams of BCAA's to your shake in addition to what ever is already in the product.
They can provide a similar insulin response as the carbs, and there for speed up delivery of the proteins to the muscles.
I agree with 200grams being a bit high for maintenance levels.
Generally I will advocate in a maintenance diet : 200lbs male
Calories: Bodyweight in lbs x 12.5-13cals = 2500-2600calories
Protein: Bodyweight in lbs x 0.75-0.85grams = 150-170grams protein or 600-680calories
Carbs: Bodyweight in lbs x 1.0-1.25grams = 200-250 grams carbs or 800-1000calories
Fats: Remainder of calories - fish oil calories
Fish oil should be 500mg-1gram per 10lbs of body weight = 10-20grams or 90-180 calories
So if you have .85protein, 1.25carbs, and 20grams fish oil it would leave you with 77grams of fat to come from other sources.
Last edited by adonis; 04-18-2007 at 01:39 PM.