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    Non-Training Day Nutrition

    I have a quick question with regards to the off-day diet. I currently train 5 times a week. I thus have 2 days (Wednesday and Sunday) off. On training days I have a total of 6 meals – 5 during the day, of which one is the postworkout meal, and my protein meal just before bed. I have no problem fitting the meals in. The thing is, I find that on non training days I cannot fit in the same amount of meals. The main reason is that I don’t get hungry too easily, and when trying to cut/maintain, it feels almost counterproductive to make myself eat when not hungry if you know what I mean. My question is: should I still try and get the same number of meals in – maybe decrease the total calories for the day and thus make the meals smaller o non-training days. Should I decrease the amount of meals to lets say 4 during the day and the protein before bed?? Pretty much I am still confused as to whether I must get in the same amount of calories on training and non-training days or not. Anyone got any advice??

    BTW: I'm 20, 1.8m, 75kg, 9% bf. Eating roughly 1800 calories, split up into meals at about 9:00, 12:00, 15:00 (postworkout), 16:30, 19:30, 23:00. That’s on training days. Many times on non-training days it ends up being 9:00, 12:30, 16:00, 19:30, 23:00.

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    I take in about 100 or 200 less calories on training days. I take in 165g of carbs to cut, on non training days I take in about 80-100.

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    ok, that's what I thought. Do you have the same # of meals? Is it best do you think for me to have the same # of meals, but have a no to low carb meal, as I would throughout the day, in place of the postworkout shake which has major carbs.

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    Since the post workout shake probably has the majority of carbs on training days, i just eat oatmeal or other good carbs in place of it, because you still need to get in proportionate amounts of carbs, even on non training days. I usually lax up on sundays to provide some sanity, not really as much to cheat, but i feel like i can kick my metabolism in the ass so to speak. Experiment, whatever works for you.

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    Originally posted by xenithon
    ok, that's what I thought. Do you have the same # of meals? Is it best do you think for me to have the same # of meals, but have a no to low carb meal, as I would throughout the day, in place of the postworkout shake which has major carbs.
    Yes I try to eat 6-10 meals a day whether maintaing, cutting or bulking...diet doesn't change either except I just eat less and cut out dairy when cutting...

    I eat the majority of my carbs early and plan it so I have enough room that I can have my post workout shake too. I don't eat carbs after 8pm, I go to bed around 12am-1am...

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    I always eat less on the days im off, no reason to get the extra fuel if your not gonna use it, you will just store it.

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