Eating Late and Big Meals

  • sfboy987

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    Jan 27, 2009 9:13 AM GMT
    Hey guys I just have two small questions I was wondering about. I usually go to the gym pretty late and I drink my whey protein shake (with milk) right after between 10 and midnight. Is that bad? Also, I've read many sources that say eating 5-6 small meals (not exceeding 600 calories) a day really helps you lose weight, but would it be a big deal to go over? I'm particularly talking about having a big meal for breakfast, under 1000 calories. What do you guys think? Any responses would help thanks.
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    Jan 27, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    I can say that a key to the nutrition program as part of the Weight Loss Challenge is to eat 5-6 meals a day to keep your metabolism working for you all day, and to eat 70% of your calories before 7 p.m. I know that it worked for me and a lot of other guys.
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    Jan 27, 2009 4:42 PM GMT
    Listen to matt, he knows what he's talking about. Also, the protein shake should be consumed no more than 30 minutes after any workout routine.
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    Jan 27, 2009 5:45 PM GMT
    Doh! Depends what time you get up or go to bed! LMAO. Engage brain.

    The best time is to carb up is post workout, whatever time that is. We don't all go 8 to 5.

    Come on boys, where's the common sense?

    If you go over, who cares? Your mission isn't to be tiny is it?

  • Jan 27, 2009 6:44 PM GMT
    eat every 3 hours
    make sure that you have breakfast and have a little protein, a little fat & carbs
    drink and fruit juices/smoothies before 3pm (glucose to burn off...)
    protein shakes w/ glutamine up to 45min after you workout
    H2O H2O H2O!!!! buy a big 1 liter of H2O and drink all day
    lots of veggies, greens, colored leaves!!!!!
    no rice or carbs after 6/7pm
    stay away from alcohol as much as you can
  • drakutis

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    Jan 27, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidDoh! Depends what time you get up or go to bed! LMAO. Engage brain.

    The best time is to carb up is post workout, whatever time that is. We don't all go 8 to 5.

    Come on boys, where's the common sense?

    If you go over, who cares? Your mission isn't to be tiny is it?


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  • sfboy987

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    Jan 27, 2009 8:20 PM GMT
    Thanks for the responses, but I didn't get my questions fully answered. I should be more specific, does it matter if I drink a whey protein shake (with milk) after my workout at night (between 10 p.m. and midnight)? I already know it's recommended to eat 5 small meals a day. However, would it be really bad to eat a big breakfast and then continue to eat 4-5 small meals throughout the rest of the day?
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    Jan 27, 2009 8:21 PM GMT
    No man. Chow, Dude.
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    Jan 28, 2009 2:03 AM GMT
    HighVoltageGuy saidListen to matt, he knows what he's talking about. Also, the protein shake should be consumed no more than 30 minutes after any workout routine.


    Hey, HVG - could you talk a little about why the protein shake should be within 30? If I'm waiting an hour or two, what's that do? I appreciate your input!
  • DCEric

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    Jan 28, 2009 2:10 AM GMT
    The body processes the protein best immediately after a workout.

    Think of it this way. Before history began, humans were hunter/gathers. Our bodies evolved with the idea that the time we exert ourselves the most is when we would hunt and kill and animal. Thus we process protein more efficiently after hard physical work. Other foods (carbs/sugars, etc) would be consumed with less physical force and less movement required and thus are used in preparing for said work to hunt for protein.
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    Jan 28, 2009 2:16 AM GMT
    DCEric saidThe body processes the protein best immediately after a workout.

    Think of it this way. Before history began, humans were hunter/gathers. Our bodies evolved with the idea that the time we exert ourselves the most is when we would hunt and kill and animal. Thus we process protein more efficiently after hard physical work. Other foods (carbs/sugars, etc) would be consumed with less physical force and less movement required and thus are used in preparing for said work to hunt for protein.


    If this were true our bodies would be accustomed to processing protein optimally all the time because any true hunter gather even in olden days would eat right after the kill, but would then dry the meat in order to keep it edible for much longer.
  • DCEric

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    Jan 28, 2009 2:17 AM GMT
    I am going for older days than you are. No civilization. No cities. No ability to preserve anything. Eat then, what you can't rots and goes to the scavengers.