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Time Between Post W/O Shake, Food?


#1

Am I right in remembering you only need to wait an hour, after a post-w/o shake, before eating a solid food protein load?

Normally I don't eat so soon, but I am absolutely famished here!!


#2

I honestly don't think it matters. I think the only reason people wait an hour or so is because they're not hungry until then. Eat when you are hungry.


#3

Read the recent article on protein synthesis by John M and Bill W


#4

Thanks fellas, that article looks like it'll be interesting reading. Well, that episode'll teach me to try and carb-deplete on squat day.

Threw in the towel about an hour in and wolfed down a chickenburger+chips with a side breast.


#5

Agreed. Eat when you are hungry.

I believe quite strongly now that food can act as a stressor to the body (even good food) if you eat it in large quantities when the body is not ready for it. Directly after a workout Im too hyped up and usually not that hungry until Ive relaxed a little. So I dont rush any food down. Theres no danger of muscle loss or lack of gains IMO if youve been eating up to training and had a workout drink as well. Usually after getting home from the gym and having a shower Im ready to eat. Stressing about this sort of thing is counter productive. I wished I listened to my body a lot earlier in my training instead of stressing about what certain people said you had to do.


#6

If it comes down between posting and eating, I'de choose eating.

But that's me, I don't complicate things.


#7

It is extremely rare for the word "need" to be appropriate in anything related to bodybuilding or physique enhancement.

Be skeptical of any information that uses that word.


#8

Am I the only person who laughed at this?