First lets see if I have this right.
The energy phase is during work out. At this time its best to consume a liquid protein/high gi carb meal.
The anabolic phase is directly after training and lasts a an hour or so. At this time liquid protein/high gi carb meal is also best.
Here is where I start to get confused.
Dr. Berardi says the growth phase is 6 hours post work out. During this time scale back the carbs by about half for a 1:1 ratio of protein/carbs. He also says avoid high gi carbs and opt for fruits and veggies.
Next is the rest of the day phase where protein/fat meals(with veggies) is optimal for most people. He says, and I quote “As discussed, the Rest of the Day Phase is whatï¿½??s left after your exercise and the 6 hours postexercise.” This is where I get lost. Does he mean the 6 hours after the growth phase? Or is it the time before training and after the 6 hour growth phase?
Say I lift at 2 p.m. which is when I normaly train. From what I understand, carb intake is optimal in the morning/early afternoon. If how I’m understanding the article is correct, and the rest of the day phase counts as before work outs, I’m sopposed to be eat my protein fat meals in the morning and very late night, while 2 till 8 pm will be carbs/protein in complience with the nutrient timing system. This seams to be a little contradictory. Please help me understand the nutrient timing system.