I have always strived to eat sixty minutes before a workout, recently I began giving myself 90-100 minutes between eating and training. How long of a period do you folks take between eating and hitting the iron, has anyone noticed any difference/gains taking around 20g WP preworkout? Some say your body can only benefit from whey postworkout, although some people also say that your body can only use 25g of protein in a sitting.
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To answer your question dead on, it depends on what you eat. If its something really heavy or contains a large amount of fats then no, i.e peanut butter, milk, it’ll not benefit you.
Now, if you eat something say like a turkey sandwich on wheat bread which is animal proteins, and high index carbs then it’ll actually prove beneficial to working out because you’ll have extra gas in your tank near the end of the workout.
Now for the downside, if you do that same thought process when trying to cut weight it’ll actually be working aginest you in the sense that you’ll never deplete your glucose supplies and hence will never burn fat if you do cardio after you workout. But for strength snacking before you lift can help alot.
As far as how much protein you can actively eat at once it’s largely programmed and body dependent from my experience. Example, I eat 4 meals aday with my 4th meal having as much as 100 grams of protein in it, the reason being is I pass out shortly after I eat and I don’t want my body to starve while I’m sleeping,
the whole 25g thing is largely derived from using a 150lb guy and spreading out his body weight in protein over the course of all his meals, which ironically does not work to begin with seeing as how your amino and protein need is greatest after you workout and when you wake up in the morning.