I think we’ve all pretty much been there. We learn about working out, learn to love it and the lifestyle, read more into it and then get somewhat obsessive.
Suddenly, the things we once loved most become exercises in the minutia. Analyzing every macro, timing sets to the T, popping BCAA’s every 2.357 hours. You get the picture.,
But after awhile things become much more clear. Life becomes more cyclical. You learn that sometimes doing things as simply as possible; as you did when you started is best.
This thread is dedicated to those insignificant details you once labored over but now have faded into uselessness.
The whole PC/PF bullshit. Folks, it doesn’t matter at all. Your total macros of the day is what is truly important. The hormonal conseqences of a meal last much longer than 2-4 hours. The whole PC/PF things is totally irrelevant and in my experience, is useless.
Eating every 3 hours. This is important to follow if you are taking in a significant amount of calories to maintain, or gain weight on an already large physique (4000+ kcal I’d say). Otherwise, 3 meals plus snacks like mixed nuts or shakes in between meals is fine. Again, total calories of the day is king.
-Eating large amounts before bed leading to fat gain. If you fit your macros of the day, it really won’t make a lick of difference, I promise. In fact, I find eating a moderate meal before bed helps keep me from waking in the middle of the night and gets me to sleep easier.
-Dairy products somehow leading to fat gain-- If you don’t tolerate milk products, don’t eat’em, but let the rest of us be happy, damn it!.
More to come when I think of em.