This may seem like an obvious answer but I don't see any reason of me taking para-workout nutrition.
My reasoning for this is that I am constantly eating, and my workout is probably the longest I go without food for the entire day.
Heres how my day usually goes (meals take 15-20 minutes to eat):
11am: 6 eggs, 100g oatmeal
1pm: 2 cup rice, 10oz steak, 2 apples, 2 oranges, 10 cubes of pineapple (bit larger than sugar cubes)
2pm: workout, lasts about 90 minutes, full of energy throughout.
3:30pm 1 cup rice, 8oz chicken, 2 apples, 2 oranges, pineapple
5:30pm baked potato, 8oz steak, veg
7:30pm 1 cup brown rice, 8oz fish, veg
9:30pm 1-2 cups sweetcorn, 8oz chicken
11pm 2 scoops protein shake, 2 slices wholemeal toast w/ jam
I'm gaining weight steadily, i'm at 205lbs now (195 in avatar, 2 months ago) with no increase in waist size, new stretch marks on lats, pec/delt, hamstrings.. not to mention big strength gains.
So... is there any point in consuming something during/before/after my workout (other than water)?
My body is pretty much full/maxed out with carbs/protein at all times, would a workout drink do anything other than simply increase my overall calorie intake?