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Mr. Berardi: Nutrient Timing


A few quick questions, if you don't mind.

1) how long after my post workout drink should I wait before starting my feedings in the Growth phase?

2) What about non-workout or cardio days?



Yeah, those are good questions.


45 minutes to an hour is a ggod time to wait for your 1st ? in general.

As for ? #2 I am not sure exactly what you are wanting? Clarify please.

Hope this helps.



To clarify #2: How should meals be set up on non-workout days? Should they all be P/F? And what about days where only cardio is done?


Mr. Berardi has touched on this!
He wrote this in a former appetite for construction column:

If you choose to incorporate carbohydrates I would suggest you consume them In the first meals during the day. Some research points to better insulin sensitivity earlier in the day.
On top of that: flip flopping between carb rich and fat rich meals would put you in the unfortunate situation of high levels of triglycerides(fat) in your blood while ingesting carbs. This overlap stemming from the long digestive time for fats can be minimized by keeping the carb meals and the fat meals in seperate "blocks".

To summarize: non training days eat all your carbs early in the day and then switch to P+F meals. Don't switch back and forth between high fat and high carb meals.