Feb 16, 2009 11:43 AM GMT
I was wondering what everyone's diet is like, and what they have found to be the perfect nutrition plan as far as when to eat carbs/protein.
YngHungSFSD saidPersonally I do best on what would be considered a very high protein/very low carb/moderate fat diet. As far as what that consists of I try to follow a paleolithic man style diet. In other words what did our bodies do well on for thousands of years, before the rapidly changed world of the last 100 years that our bodies evolution has not caught up with yet. To accomplish this it is very few processed foods, lots of chicken, fish, wild game occasionally, berries, nuts, oranges, bananas,grapes, vegetables like romaine, bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, dairy, eggs, etc. I find this diet best for putting on new muscle and doing it while staying lean or even dropping body fat percentage while building muscle. I do pay close attention to nutrient timing as this is the critical factor in building muscle while staying or increasing leanness. Breakfast usually consists on some protein, some fat, and some carbs. The body handles carbs best in the AM, and in the hour or two after exercise. So I restrict my carbs to those times of day. I may have a small amount of complex carbs in the form of vegetables with dinner. Absolutely no carbs are consumed within three hours of going to bed. Protein shakes are consumed in the AM, pre-workout, and a protein/creatine/carb combo is taken post workout. Last a slow digesting protein shake is taken before bed. This regimen gives me about 1 to 1.5 grams of protein per/lb. Some people, especially long distance endurance runners will need significantly more carbs, but after a lot of food logging and analysis this is what I found to work very well for me.
Adnoh saidIs it bad to take a nap after a work out?
I live in a frat, so it's hard to choose my meals since we have a cook, but I have been trying to mostly eat protein during the day. I still have the problem of eating really late at night... the sorority girls have the best late night snacks...