Would you still suggest the same diet guidelines for an over 40 year old male lifter as someone in their mid later teens/early 20s?
This is something I have struggled with since starting my barbell training. I am worried that eating too much would be counterproductive (fats gain rather than muscle gains). I do eat well and I think I have found a good balance(I have made more than just “Novice” gains on the programs I’ve followed), but as i get older, I worry that my diet might need to be adjusted. Keep in mind, I do not just want to maintain, I do want to get stronger/bigger.
I’m 43 with a modestly active lifestyle. I go to the gym 3 days a week for about an hour an 45 minutes(quality time) and while my job is sedentary, I keep mildly active with my 3 kids and yard work.
I typically eat the following:
Breakfast - 3-4 eggs with cheese + a protein shake on a training day
Mid Morning snack - Quest Bar
Lunch - some type of meat + raw or cooked vegetables.
Mid afternoon snake - Quest Bar
Dinner - a solid meal of protein, quality carb, vegetables and grain + a brew or two.
My beer drinking does go up on the weekends.
What is your opinion opinion on this?
Can I still eat big on your program(following it to a “T”) and not worry about gaining fat as I approach my mid 40s?
Thanks in advance,