Thanks, FITGIRL... I looked at my BFFM manual and he says pretty much the same thing that you do... since I will be eating dinner in a short time after my workout, that is what I will do...my dinner meal is protein based anyway, with fibrous greens, asparagus, etc... ~ Dee ~
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Honestly, Jazzid... If I were you, I'd skip the post workout shake and go directly to eating your main dinner meal at 6:00pm... I don't buy into the whole idea about having to drinking a "protein shake post workout" to stimulate muscle repair! A solid balanced meal afterwards should do the trick as well!!!
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Here is some info to help you plan your weekly menu:
To maximize food absorption and favor muscle gain over fat gain (or to preserve muscle mass while dieting) you should ingest 6-7 meals per day. Three of those meals should contain carbs and proteins (breakfast, immediate post-workout drink, and meal 60-90 minutes after your workout). The remaining 3-4 meals should be made up of protein, good fats, and green veggies.
The ideal time to train is around 10:00am. This gives us the following eating schedule:
Meal 1 (upon waking up): Carbs + protein meal Meal 2 (post-workout, around 11:00): Carbs + protein recovery drink (Surge) Meal 3 (12:30): Carbs + protein meal Meal 4 (15:30): Protein, fat, and green veggies Meal 5 (18:00): Protein, fat, and green veggies Meal 6 (21:00): Protein, fat, and green veggies
Obviously, not everybody can train at this time. For those who have to train in the evening (around 5:00 or 6:00pm), the following schedule is appropriate:
Meal 1 (upon waking up): Carbs + protein meal Meal 2 (10:00) Carbs, protein, and green veggies Meal 3 (12:30): Protein, fat, and green veggies Meal 4 (15:30): Protein, fat, and green veggies Meal 5 (Post-workout, around 18:00): Protein and carb drink Meal 6 (21:00): Carbs + protein meal
Finally, those who have to train in the morning (around 8:00am) should use the following schedule:
Meal 1 (upon waking up): Carbs + protein meal drink Meal 2 (post-workout, around 9:00): Carbs + protein recovery drink (Surge) Meal 3 (12:30): Carbs + protein meal Meal 4 (15:30): Protein, fat, and green veggies Meal 5 (18:00): Protein, fat, and green veggies Meal 6 (21:00): Protein, fat, and green veggies
* Note that in this last situation we use a carb and protein drink in the morning. This is because we need to get the nutrients absorbed as fast as possible so that digestion won't interfere with workout intensity.
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