Preferred eating window/meal timing

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 03, 2012 at 3:11 AM

I recently learned the secret to great training sessions for me: eating ALOT before I hit the gym. For an AM session, I've been eating almost half my calories in the morning, and the rest throughout the day. AMAZING! I am not tired. I don't run out of steam halfway through.

This has been a long-standing rule for me before lacrosse games as well. Eat till you're stuffed a few hours before a game and feel like gold during those 60 minutes. Not sure why I never thought to apply this to weight training as well, but there you are.

What have you found that works for you? I am intrigued by how this can differ. I do nutrition plans for athletes pre-game (and I always base this on how they feel comfiest eating before games). It would be great to guinea pig a bit. Send me your plans!



on October 17, 2012
at 12:48 PM

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html ;)



on July 03, 2012
at 06:47 AM

Har Har! It's a rare fungus. Very nutrient dense, but spreads quickly throughout the body causing spelling errors.



on July 03, 2012
at 03:21 AM

I've never eaten alot, is it more like beef or chicken? Or is it a kind of fish?

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on July 03, 2012
at 03:32 AM

I train fasted. Always have (x-wrestler). Of course after weigh ins we pigged out, so the train low compete high thing was sort of used. I suppose the hormonal effect of fasted training with a large meal 1 hour post workout is part of why I do it, but in general I feel more agile and even have a bit of an edge (call it I'm a little hungry and pissed off) when I train fasted.


on October 17, 2012
at 12:45 PM

i train fasted in the morning, and eat a 600kal meal at around 12, then the rest of my kals at around 5



on July 03, 2012
at 05:55 AM

I was a rower in high school and we would have our races on the weekends, which would be anywhere from 7 AM to 5 PM, so my eating times would vary. If it was early in the morning, I would race better when in a fasted state. If I raced in the evenings, I would graze all day (mainly out of nervousness) until an hour and a half before a race and would feel great.

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