I think there are more studies on animals than on humans in this - I trained race horses (trotters, a million dollar sport in Sweden) for a whil and read a lot of research of what to give them and when i relation to their "workouts". And of course with animals that has a much shorter life time and also a lot shorter time on top it is easy to do big research projects.
I - who was not training for elite - found that to an average horse it was not that strict. If it a question of running 1 hundred of a second faster then the horse next to you, it might matter, but els...no.
And I take the liberty to draw the same conclusion for humans - if you aim for the olympics it is important but otherwise you don΄t have to be that scrupoluos. I was distracted for a while by all those sayings that you have to eat in two hours after working out - hmm, how much workout, what kind of food - how much is it worth what you ate before? etc...
o me - that needs to lose a lot - the details in exercise and food are not as important as being very observant on how my behaviour affects me. I have discovered that thirst can trigger a binge - but that does not mean that I have to carry a waterbottle around, it means that drinking should be the first choice when cravings sets in.
Too hungry when shopping might result in crap food purchases. But instead of never shopping hungry I develope a habit of shopping from a list - if it is not on the list it will not come home with me...
"Trust God and buy broccoli."
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