For me, Mondays are my low-protein, low-calorie days. I only have my protein pulse first thing in the morning and no more than 20g of protein with dinner.
Besides that, I only have around 1’000 calories on Mondays. Which is very little for me! (6’4, 225lbs @ 8% bdf).
How much calories do you consume on your other days, and in terms of macros is that mainly from P+F meals with the exception of carbs para-workout?
I don’t really count calories anymore. Did that almost 2 decades…
On my workout days, I have a protein pulse first thing in the morning. Followed by eggs (8-10 whites, 2 yolks) and 300-400g fruit.
Another protein pulse mid morning.
I workout at noon, so I start my peri-workout protocol 11am or so.
60 minues after workout another pulse, followed by a big meal 30 minutes later (500g potatoes or 125g whole wheat pasta, 250-300g chicken/fish, green veggies, Flameout)
I have the same meal - but with red meat - like 3 hours later (supper). With another protein pulse 30 min earlier.
Befor bed I have 300g of probiotic yoghurt, 1 Metabolic Drive Bar and 2 servings Metabolic Drive.
I guess I eat someting like 4’500 calories including workout nutrition on workout days. With 200+ grams of carbs not counting the protocol.
I have all my carbs (besides the protocol) after my workout. In the morning I only have fruits to replace liver glycogen.
I do believe - but cannot prove it - that the anabolic response to the protocol is bigger if I don’t have a ton of carbs in the morning.