Thread: When to Eat?
12-23-2004, 12:00 PM #1
When to Eat?
I have been researching "what" to eat for a while now and I feel that I am getting a pretty good grasp on what to eat and what to avoid...
I am having a hard time figuring out how to fit the right foods / supplements into my schedule. I train first thing in the morning (6:45am, 6 days a week; 4 with weights, 2 cardio) and this is not flexible due to family obligations (my wife trains when I get home from work and I take the kids). I will list my average/ideal daily diet plan below and will accept any and all critiques...I only ask that you go easy on me as I am very new to clean diets.
6:00am: Whey protein shake and serving of oatmeal
6:45am - 8:00am: TRAINING
8:10am: Post Workout Shake - 50 grams whey protein with skim milk and glutamine.
11:00am or 12:00pm: Lunch - 40grams protein with carbs (2 tuna sandwiches or pasta with chicken ofr example)
2:00pm or 3:00pm: Protein Shake - 50 grams whey protein with glutamine
6:00pm: Dinner - 40 grams of protein with carbs (steak and potatos or chicken and rice for example)
9:00pm: Shake - 40 grams of protein (low carbs) and some low fat cottage cheese.
I guess my real questions are around when and what exactly to aim for before and after my training. Any help is appreciated.
12-23-2004, 12:18 PM #2
12-23-2004, 12:30 PM #3
I'm no diet expert but I'll give you my $0.02. What are your goals with this diet? Bulk/cut/maintain? I would suggest eating every 3 hours. It is especially important to consume protein every 3 hours. I eat at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, 10pm.
12-23-2004, 12:40 PM #4
Goal for my upcoming cycle will be growth. I will be eating to grow. I will cut later. I did not ellaborate on carbs and whatnot, because getting carbs is typically not too hard. Essentially, I intend to eat something every few hours. That something will likely include 30+ grams of protein and a good portion of clean carbs. I will be taking Test and Eq so I expect to be hungry and therefore eating a lot. Gaining has never been a problem for me naturally, I have been as heavy as 245lbs (although I was carrying around a lot of fat then). I am really asking for advice on the meal before and after training. Most of the info I can find is set up to accomodate someone who is training in the afternoon.
12-23-2004, 01:24 PM #5Junior Member
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Get rid of the glutamine when you take whey. It inhibits absorption. Also, I would do a PWO shake of 40g whey and some simple carbs (ideally 50/50 dextrose/maltodext) at 80 grams. Milk will slow down protein absorption (relatively speaking- whey and sugar is the quickest way to get a big fat insulin spike). HTH
12-23-2004, 01:26 PM #6
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