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Meal Timing Trouble


#1

Hey guys,

I'm new here but anyway..
I'm in college and I play baseball everyday during the week from 4:30 - 6:30 and then I have an hour to eat dinner before lifting at 7:30
So far I've gained 5 lbs this year and I've seen results; however, I worry because I'm trying to stuff as many calories as I can inside me at each of my meals because that's the only way I gain weight. I know that you're supposed to eat light before a workout...any suggestions?
Thanks


#2

Why are you supposed to eat light before a workout?


#3

you can stuff yourself before lifting, doughnuts and deadlifts are a great combination.


#4

If you don’t feel sick during your workout then stuff away.

Some people can eat right before (me) and some can’t without suffering the ill effects of such a late meal. You’ll have to try and see but why my have a reasonably sized meal am hour before hand and split up those extra calories and add them to your other meals or have them post work out?


#5

Any chance you can lift at 6:30 straight after baseball??

Smash a protein shake and some carbs as you walk to the gym?? And then a massive PWO meal after the gym???

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#6

For calories nuts are great. To digest them ealily/faster soak them.
So take some plastic container with a decent lid put enough nuts/almonds in and enough water to cover plus half an inch. They might be in 16 hours but at least 4. For taste you might include a few raisins and or dried apricots.
Eaten in 10 min. and likely digested in 50.
All the best !


#7

[quote]theBird wrote:
Any chance you can lift at 6:30 straight after baseball??

Smash a protein shake and some carbs as you walk to the gym?? And then a massive PWO meal after the gym???

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I wish… that would be perfect except the dining hall closes before my workout would end. Thanks for the idea though


#8

[quote]BHappy wrote:
For calories nuts are great. To digest them ealily/faster soak them.
So take some plastic container with a decent lid put enough nuts/almonds in and enough water to cover plus half an inch. They might be in 16 hours but at least 4. For taste you might include a few raisins and or dried apricots.
Eaten in 10 min. and likely digested in 50.
All the best ![/quote]

I’ll keep this in mind. Love almonds!


#9

[quote]gregron wrote:
If you don’t feel sick during your workout then stuff away.

Some people can eat right before (me) and some can’t without suffering the ill effects of such a late meal. You’ll have to try and see but why my have a reasonably sized meal am hour before hand and split up those extra calories and add them to your other meals or have them post work out?[/quote]

I’ll try and have a little bit smaller sized meal before, if anything just for the preworkout absorptions sake. When I get back to my dorm after having my protein shake I usually like to have a banana/a white bread pbj sandwich. Before bed I’ve been taking a mass gainer as of late.

Thanks for the advice though.


#10

[quote]cjm95 wrote:

[quote]gregron wrote:
If you don’t feel sick during your workout then stuff away.

Some people can eat right before (me) and some can’t without suffering the ill effects of such a late meal. You’ll have to try and see but why my have a reasonably sized meal am hour before hand and split up those extra calories and add them to your other meals or have them post work out?[/quote]

I’ll try and have a little bit smaller sized meal before, if anything just for the preworkout absorptions sake. When I get back to my dorm after having my protein shake I usually like to have a banana/a white bread pbj sandwich. Before bed I’ve been taking a mass gainer as of late.

Thanks for the advice though. [/quote]
“For the pre workout absorption sake”?