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Leangains/IF Timing re Carbs

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 14, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Hey all,

I've searched but have yet to find an exact answer for this one.

Starting a leangains/IF program with my wife in April. She can't work out until after work, usually 5-6pm. She'll have a 10 hour feeding window, breaking her fast at 10am and then another small meal pre-workout. I understand that these meals should be roughly 20% of her daily calories.

My specific question is with respect to the macros in these meals. Should they reflect a proportional cross-section of her daily macros? Should they be kept lower carb? Does it even matter?

Thanks in advance for your collective wisdom.

MMS

B72e976b2df9e7f01315830062a5209c

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on March 14, 2013
at 03:16 PM

My go-to is some roast beef and veggie roll-ups. Lean steak works well too.

46a24599d83e9464bc425170344ed762

on March 14, 2013
at 01:43 PM

Agreed, but the fat profile for the macros would be too high on a training day. Training days are meant to be high protein, high carb, low fat. So if carbs are meant to be laregly post-workout, then that really leaves me just lean protein. Even as much as I like meat, I don't blame her for not wanting to dig into a porkchop at 10am...

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on March 14, 2013
at 01:41 PM

Bacon and eggs are pretty common breakfast foods low on carbs.

46a24599d83e9464bc425170344ed762

on March 14, 2013
at 01:35 PM

Thanks for the response. I guess then I'm having a problem coming up with some meals she can bring to work that won't be lean meats and veg in at 10am in the morning. As much as that's the 'paleo' way to go, I know she won't be so down for that. Any suggestions re some more typically breakfast style food, other than eggs, that might make a decent first meal? The second meal is no problem.

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B72e976b2df9e7f01315830062a5209c

(1365)

on March 14, 2013
at 01:09 PM

She should keep as many of the carbs as possible in the post-workout meal. The 20% eaten pre-workout should be mostly protein.

46a24599d83e9464bc425170344ed762

on March 14, 2013
at 01:35 PM

Thanks for the response. I guess then I'm having a problem coming up with some meals she can bring to work that won't be lean meats and veg in at 10am in the morning. As much as that's the 'paleo' way to go, I know she won't be so down for that. Any suggestions re some more typically breakfast style food, other than eggs, that might make a decent first meal? The second meal is no problem.

46a24599d83e9464bc425170344ed762

on March 14, 2013
at 01:43 PM

Agreed, but the fat profile for the macros would be too high on a training day. Training days are meant to be high protein, high carb, low fat. So if carbs are meant to be laregly post-workout, then that really leaves me just lean protein. Even as much as I like meat, I don't blame her for not wanting to dig into a porkchop at 10am...

B72e976b2df9e7f01315830062a5209c

(1365)

on March 14, 2013
at 03:16 PM

My go-to is some roast beef and veggie roll-ups. Lean steak works well too.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on March 14, 2013
at 01:41 PM

Bacon and eggs are pretty common breakfast foods low on carbs.

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2edfcc5c8044bbb4f22ba6ea4289f592

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on April 28, 2013
at 12:49 PM

I would push her eating window back till 1300ish. Have a small protein and fat meal (4 hard boiled eggs) at this time. 45ish minutes before training, have some protein and a serving of high gi carbs like white rice, a small sweet potato, a banana, etc. Protein and more carbs immediately PWO, then protein, fat, and some carbs if it was a big training day for the last meal.

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on March 14, 2013
at 08:47 PM

For the record martin berkhan recommends half carbs and half protein for the 20% pre - workout meal, but ultimately it wont have a huge impact on results, regardless

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