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The natural human pattern is a meal followed by an activity followed by a meal that differs from the pre-activity meal
 
This page builds on the arguments and data I presented in http://coolname001.angelfire.com/preexerciseaminos.htm.
 
Increasingly it appears that it all (human health and life) comes down to, a meal, a physical activity, and then another meal after the physical activity.

There are variations that produce divergence from the meal-activity-meal pattern people split one of the two meals into two meals, or into a meal and a snack. At the same time, there are many three meal a day persons for whom one or two of the meals is merely a snack. Still the pattern that persists in regardless of the variations is that people due to the natural inclinations of their bodies, and due to cultural habits that are linked to ancient pre-modern habits, split meals into two groups, one the breakfast type and two the lunch/dinner type.

It should be no surprise that the history of man is basically a meal, an activity, and then a meal. Everyone knows that it is easier to perform an activity when one does not feel hungry; and everyone knows that activities naturally result in hunger. Everyone knows that two factors that dominantly effect health are the fuel fed to the body and the activities of the body.

Some prefer physical activity before breakfast, others prefer it betwee breakfast and lunch, others between lunch and dinner, and others after dinner. Nevertheless in every case a meal is sandwiched between two usually different types of meals.

Possible variations to the meal/activity/meal pattern involve when sleep (S) is inserted:

1: S meal-A activity meal-B; S meal-A activity meal-B;S meal-A activity meal-B... 2: meal-A; S activity meal-B meal-A; S activity meal-B meal-A; S activity meal-B... 3: meal-A activity; S meal-B meal-A activity' S meal-B meal-A activity' S meal-B.. 4. meal-A activity; meal-B; S meal-A activity' meal-B; S meal-A activity meal-B...

Note that here: 1 involves a meal, an activity, and another meal; 2 involves an activity followed by two meals; 3 involves an activity followed by two meals; and 4 is redundant, the same things as 1.

Pattern 1 is typical; pattern 2 is the work or exercise on an empty stomach and then have two meals type; and pattern 3 is the have two meals and then work or exercise, and then go to sleep without eating type. Regardless of the differences you will find that all three types will have basically two different types of meals; one meal as the first meal of the day and the second meal as the second meal of the day.

Another possible pattern would be simply alternation between meal and activity, this kind of pattern is less likely to correlate with two different types of meals and more likely to correlate with just one type of meal:

meal activity meal activity meal activity meal activity meal activity

This kind of pattern correlates more with only one type of meal being consumed, compared to the meal/activity/meal, meal/activity/meal pattern.

The sleep can be inserted at various points in this pattern:

1 meal S activity S meal S activity S meal S activity 2 meal activity S meal activity S meal activity 3 meal S activity meal S activity meal S activity 4 meal activity meal S activity meal activity S 5 meal S activity meal activity S meal activity meal S 6 meal activity meal activity S meal activity meal activity S meal activity meal activity S meal activity 7 meal S activity meal activity meal S activity meal activity meal S activity meal activity meal activity 8 S meal activity meal activity meal S activity meal activity meal activity S meal activity meal activity 9 meal S activity meal activity meal activity S meal activity meal activity meal S activity meal activity 10 S meal activity meal activity meal activity S meal activity meal activity meal activity S meal activity 11 meal S activity meal activity meal activity meal S activity meal activity meal activity meal S activity

Regarding these alternatives in which a meal alternates with activity and one type of meal is consumed, with sleep insert point varying, they can be dismissed as inferior for various reasons:

In 1, a day is composed of just meals or just activity, such days alternate with each other. The problem with this is that it is often simply impracticable to refrain from two days in a row of activity or two days in a row of meals. Absence of food before activity impairs performance of activity, and absence of food after activity, impairs the body's ability to build up specifically the muscles that have been exercised during the activity.

In 2, as in 1, there is always an extended period of fasting after physical exertion and prior to the next physical exertion. This conflicts with natural tendencies to hunger and thirst after physical exertion.

In 3, there is never even a snack before commencing the day's hard activities. Imagine, having to when thirsty, abstain from a glass of coconut milk, prior to hard work in the sun.

In 4 and 5, there is constant alternation between a meal/activity/meal day and an activity/meal/activity day. This interferes with advantages that ensue when the same pattern is adhered to on a daily basis.

In 6 one begins to see the disadvantage of constant switching back and forth between activities and meals, and there is a long fast between the last activity of the day and the meal of the next day

In 7, the day starts with an activity prior to which there has been nothing to eat or drink

In 8 and 9, the pattern is is different on alternate days, every other day the day starts with a meal, and every other day it starts with an activity, etc, this kind of thing is impractical.

In 10, the switching back and forth between activity and meals has approached a frenetic level that results in the waste of time and energy. Also, each day ends with physical activity and then a long fast prior to the next meal.

In 11, you have the freneticism of 10 combined with each day starting with physical activity prior to which nothing is eaten and nothing other than water is drunk.

All of this adds up to the point that a basic natural human pattern of activity is a meal of one type followed by physical activity, followed by a meal of another type, followed by sleep, and the repetition of this cycle; the fact that such is a natural pattern, underscores the importance of cleverly differentiating between the optimal contents of the two different types of meals, the pre-physical-activity meal and the post-physical activity meal.

For mankind historically in the state of nature, the food that has been available prior to activity has been different from that which has been available after activity, because physical activity has always been associated with the type of food that is available.

A lion starts out I suppose with nothing, and then gorges himself with flesh after an exhausting hunt and kill. Similarly human hunters do not have fresh meat until after they have succeeded in the hunting activity and cooked the captured prey.

A 'gatherer', as in 'hunter-gatherers' which is the type of person human beings started out as, (as opposed to agriculturalists who have stored up plenty of rice and lentils), would end up consuming fresher fruit after he has succeeded in gathering, compared to before he has succeeded in gathering; and, would end up consuming less-favored foods (the first foods he finds while going about the business of his gathering day), in the early part of the gathering day, and more favored foods (the best of what he has gathered during the day) after the end of his gathering day.

Throughout his history on earth, mankind has been improving his health by improving his ability to distinguish between the two types of meals; man increasing his cleverness with regards to the emphasis of this for the pre-activity meal and that for the post-activity meal is in and of itself a natural part of man and nothing new.

Thus my plan has become, to find the foods that are strongest in terms of lysine, glycine, and leucine, and list their rank order in the results (search 1 foods); and also to find and list how these foods rank in terms of tyrosine threonine and serine (same foods in search 2); and then to count it against the total score of the search 1 foods if they rank high in the search 2 foods.

This is because I am looking for foods that are good for pre-activity consumption, and that also at the same time are low in terms of the amino acids that I want to emphasize for post-activity consumption.

The presence in the pre-activity meal, of amino acids that should be emphasized in the post-activity meal, could end up being worse in their effects than simple water, in that the body suffers the cost of digesting the amino acids that are unwanted for the pre-activity meal, the unwanted amino acids take up digestive powers and stomach space that could go to other substances; the unwanted amino acids add to the total amount of weight that the body has to carry during its activities.
 
Table: Amino Acid requirements differ depending upon whether the meal is a pre-activity or post-activity meal
 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U




Amino
Acid
mg/kg,
mg/ 72 kg
body,
 
official
or
estimated
require-
ments
%
total
mg
daily
reqs,
B/total
of B col
entries
 
 
occurrence
as
percent
of total
amino acids
occurrence

 
molar
mass
g/mol
col D
times
col E
 
12804
F/
F cols
total
 
percent
weight
in
human
body
relative
to total
amino
acids
weight
mg/kg
body-
weight
recced
intake
at
percent
ages
in col G,
at 408 mg/
kg body-
weight
total amino
acids intake
 
multiplier
used to
adjust
figures in
column
G
to account
for
impending
physical
activity;
 
 
 
 
Col G
figures
adjusted
to
account
for
impending
physical
activitry

G times
J
percents
in col K
times a
408 mg
per kg
body-
weight
total
for all
amino
acids
 
 
L
times
72:
esti
mated
recced
intake
for
72
kg
person
in mgs
number
pieces
of
amino
acid
in myo-
globin
mole
cule;
 
this as
percent
of total
number
in N
times
molec
wt
in
col
E
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
O/
O
total
as
perc
ent
 
wt
as %total
wt of amino
acids
in
myo-
globin
O/
G
 
perc-
ent of
total
weight
of
all
amino
acids
in
creatine-
kinase-MM

 
R/
G
Wt
as
%
of
total
wt
all
amino
acids
in
crea-
tine
T/
G



Amino acids with J col multipliers higher than 1.00
 
 










for J>1,
2nd stat= 
first stat
times col
K stat;
 
3rd stat=
2nd stat
as percent of total of 2nd stat
fir J>1 rows
 
JULY 2: THE NEXT
8 COLS IN THIS ROW HAD TO BE REDONE,
BECAUSE HISTIDINE ACCIDENTALLY LEFT OUT
 














Glu (E) 
08
576
2.0
6.25
147
919
7.2
29

1.29
12.0
13.5
9.3
38 2736
14
9.2%
2058
10.4
1.44
8.5
1.18





Gly (G) 
23
1656
5.6
7.35
75
551
4.3
18

1.77
13.5
15.2
7.6
31
2232
15
9.8%
1125
5.7
1.33
5.0
1.16
35
8.1


 

His (H) 
10
720
2.5
2.2
155
341
2.7
11

2.29
14.2
16.0
6.2
25
1800
9
5.9%
1395
7.1
2.63
5.0
1.85





Leu (L) 
39
2808
9.6
8.3
131
1087
8.5
35

1.20
12.2
13.7
10.2
42 3024
17
11.1%
2227
11.3
1.33
9.7
1.14





Lys (K) 
30
2160
7.4
6.45
146
942
7.4
30
1.74
22.4
25.2
12.9
53 3816
20
13.1%
2920
14.8
2.00
10.3
1.39





Met (M) 
05
504
1.3
2.0
149
298
2.3
09

1.94
8.7
9.8
4.5 18
1296
3
2.0%
447
2.3
1.00
3.3
1.43
30
13.0



Phe (F) 
15
936
3.7
3.7
165
611
4.8
20

1.10
5.8
6.5
5.3
22
1584
7
4.6%
1155
5.8
1.21
5.3
1.10




inser row here
insert
row here

total
this set
rows








1.62 avg
88.8 tot
100.0 tot
49.8













Amino acids with J col multipliers lower than 1.00
 
Ala (A) 
67;
4824
16.4
8.4
89
748
5.8
24
 
1/J
col;
this
times
H col
 
1.32
32
0.76
 
 

4.4
18 1296
12
7.8%
1068
5.4
0.93
2.3
0.40





Arg (R) 
20;
1440
4.9
4.9
174
853
6.7
27
1.33
36
0.75
5.0
20
1440
2
1.3%
348
1.8
0.27
6.2
0.93
35
5.2



Asn (N)
asparag 
38;
2736
9.3
4.35
132
574
4.5

18
1.92
35
0.52
2.3
09
648
3
2.0%
396
2.0
0.44
4.5
1.00





Asp (D)
18;
1296
4.4
5.35
133
712
5.6
23
1.05
24
0.95
5.3
22
1584
8
5.2%
1064
5.4
0.96
6.9
1.23





Cys (C) 
10;
576
2.4
2.35
121
284
2.2

09
3.57
32
0.28
0.6
02
144
1
0.65%
121
0.6
0.27
0.9
0.41





Gln (Q) 
27
1944
6.6
4.15
146
606
4.7
19
1.06
20
0.94
4.4
18 1296
7
4.6%
1022
5.2
1.11
3.2
0.68




 

Ile (I) 
20
1440
4.9
4.95
131
648
5.1
21
1.12
24
0.89

 
4.5
18
1296
8
5.2%
1048
5.3
1.04
3.4
0.67




 

Pro (P) 
09
648
2.2
4.7
115
541
4.2 17
1.41
24
0.71
3.0
12
864
5
3.3%
575
2.9

 
0.69
4.4
1.05





Ser (S) 14
1008
3.4
6.95
105
730
5.7 23
1.56
36
0.64
3.6
 
15
1080
7
4.6%
735
3.7 0.65
4.6
0.81





Thr (T) 
15
1080
3.7
5.95
119
708
5.5
22
2.13
47
0.47
2.6
11
792
4
2.6%
476
2.4
0.44
4.1
0.75





Trp (W) 
04
288
1.0
1.25
204
255
2.0 08
1.09
9
0.92
1.8
07
504
2
1.3%
408
2.1
1.05
1.5
0.75





Tyr (Y)
10
864
2.5
3.35
181
606
4.7
19
2.33
44
0.43
2.0 08 576
2
1.3%
362
1.8
0.38
3.6
0.77





Val (V) 
26
1872
6.4
6.75
117
790
6.2 25
1.41
35
0.71
4.4
 
18
1296
7
4.6%
819
4.1
0.66
7.1
1.15



 
 
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