I think you misunderstood, Kenny. I am not guessing. When I said "I guess you could have smaller shakes more frequently", that is a figure of speech. It means you can have smaller shakes more frequently, but why would you want to. It would be a pain in the butt to have to make shakes every 2 hours.
Then where are you getting 40 grams? What is your reference on this?
I go by 1 gram per pound to maintain. That is for someone fairly lean. For the overweight, you base it on what they would weigh if they were lean. It doesn't have to be down to the gram or anything. In my experience and the experience of other bodybuilders I know, including someone who has been doing it over 20 years, you need that much.
Anecdotal evidence from someone who has been doing it for twenty years is good. Is this you only reference on this?
You also need whey before and after the workout.
I stated that as well in my post.
For bulking the general recommendation is to increase calories. By doing so, you increase you protein intake as well as fats and carbohydrates.
That is WAY oversimplified. You need way more carbs during bulking than cutting. The actual levels are going vary a lot from person to person because everyone handles carbs differently.
Bulking is simple math for the most part, meaning more calories. If someone wants to manipulate how they get them, that fine.
I know replacing glycogen helps recovery. It would be poor judgment not to, if it mattered. If you are cutting, you shouldn't expect to go to far anyway. You still haven't stated a reason why it matters for those goals.
We've been through this in another post. Insulin, when utilized correctly, is an anabolic hormone. Glycogen also reload the muscle cell.
Besides that everyone handles carbs very differently.
The majority of individuals hand carb just fine. Some individuals, such as yourself, don't appear to.
Some people can eat whatever. Some people can almost gain weight just driving past a doughnut shop.
You are relating this to your condition. By "some people," you mean "my people"...people like you. Don't get your people mixed up with the rest of us...lol.