I have recently read or hear a statement that “it’s literally impossible to gain fat 1 hour after the workout”. I sadly can’t quote accurately, as I don’t remember, where I came across this one - it might have been even somewhere here.
Does it even make any sense from science perspective? Theoretical scenario: one follows OMAD and the meal they eat within one hour post workout is the only meal a day (so only these calories and no other). They eat slightly over mainteance. Won’t they gain fat?
I call huge BS on this, as in the end it’s just calories in - calories out and it’s not possible to spend thousands of calories only on building muscles.
But maybe there’s at least some truth to this? Is gaining fat in post-workout window indeed limited? And maybe not talking thousands, but only some extra calories eaten strictly post workout would in fact allow to eat a bit more while cutting, and still loose fat?
Just a theory - oh, as I am not really gonna test it on myself. I am simply curious on where could such claim come from.