Whoa, firstly guys i would just like to say that i'm blown away with how good the responses have been generally. really targeted my issues and very relevant advice. Thanks!
I will address them each individually:
Thanks for the assurances, and I think you are right, meal 3 would be better later to give the whey time to do its thing. has definitely helped, thanks!
points 1-3 great, very positive!
@point4: I know my plan says 8 meals, but when you think about it meals 1 and 2 are basically just protein shakes, water and whey I will also be waking up very early to get these meals in. I don't get a proper solid meal into me until meal 3 (because i'm traning first thing). In reality then i more or less count meal 3 as my breakfast, which means i wind up eating 6 meals a day. With regard to meals 4-7, i have done thsi to avoid the bloated sensation and also limit any potential fat storage by eating small and often. meal 4 is liquid, 5 is solid food, 6 liquid, 7 solid. therfore i should feel "full" throughout the day, but never "stuffed." In addition I am naturally a skinny guy that seems to respond better to eating very frequently if i want to gain weight.
I don't count your tip as worthless though man, because in the event that i sleep in on a given day (bound to happen at some point) and i still want to get all my meals in and i dont have time then i could readily combine meals 4+5 and also meals 6+7. thanks for your insight bro.
@point 1, thanks man, yeah i'm really determined to get where i want to be!
@point2, yeah i might actually look into adding more veggies to my PWO meal, depends on availability and price, but i will definitely consider it! I get olive oil, or something somewhat similar from the fish oil capsules i take.
@point3: hmm i can see the rationale in some of the supplements you describe but why ZMA? I mean im a 22 y/o male, surely my testosterone is at its peak levels already?
@point4: yeah man i have no digestion issues, and i really appreciate the encouragement, thanks!
I will try to add a breakdown of my exact macros soon, but for now thanks for the comments all and looking forward to hearing more (or responses from those that have already posted) thanks!