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    Mataining muscle whilst not being able to eat during work

    With my job i do 12 hour shifts and am only able to eat just before i go in then i get a chance to eat half way between the shift, by the time i get home another 7 hours has gone. Is there anything i can put in to my water like bcaa's to sip on or anything else that i can do

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    You can retain muscle. Just eat before and after work. If before and after work you're unable to reach your TDEE with calories, that would be an issue. Otherwise, no problem. Doesnt matter when you eat.
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    So you eat before work, get a break after 6 hours to eat then 7 hours later you eat again? I don't see the problem. Don't get hung up on the "I need to eat every 4 hours" crap. Your body will not cannibalize your muscle that fast or that easily.

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    dried nuts
    low salt beef jerky

    things you can keep in your pocket and snack on while at work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    dried nuts
    hCG helps with that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    dried nuts
    low salt beef jerky

    things you can keep in your pocket and snack on while at work
    Been using nuts and jerky for years.

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    Those of you who have been eating jerky, has it been store bought or homemade?

    I love Jerky but I worry about the amount of sodium in the store bought jerky.

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    A bag of trail mix, protein bar, beef jerky. there's no excuse not to eat, many times I eat while working at the same time. I have to! I'll start to shake and get very weak( I work to hard)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venom View Post
    Those of you who have been eating jerky, has it been store bought or homemade?

    I love Jerky but I worry about the amount of sodium in the store bought jerky.
    Home made for years. Costco has descent, use it off and on.

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    I more or less hit my daily marcos maybe 500 kals out the most on a fri and sat shift but thats it.

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