LOL! It’s a TEST! That alone would make me prone to want to game it for the highest result. (I always loved tests. Is that weird.)
OK, mTOR video is interesting. But “reduce protein and/or this amino and nothing grows as much including your cancer, brain plaques and so on” (my simplified interp of that) is surely an intermediate level of knowledge on science’s path to figuring this out. (Useful; in treatment in particular; but to me only slightly divergent from the line of thinking where we cut off breasts to avoid them getting cancer. Oy.)
To me, if we eat protein, but we do not get enough of the amino/s needed for actually synthesizing it into lean mass, then it seems like we’ve lost much of the point of eating it at all. Especially since we’re breaking it down constantly by nature. (Never mind adding intentionally breaking it down with exercise.)
I can imagine a value of having none of that for a bit, the sine wave of sorts between add/remove, but that takes me back to the Fasting Mimicking Diet guy (the pescatarian who hates saturated fat and meat and whose meal plan looks like a diabetes within 90 days all while starving, disaster for me personally) who basically removes most protein esp. animal and dairy during the fast. Maybe part of the point of that is removal of leucine’s effects.
(I agree the topic does indirectly emphasize the need for regular autophagy though, since regular ongoing mTOR activation might mean more growing-when-they’re-bad cells need cleaning out.)