I recently thought I’d give TC’s new diet a try, The Time Restricted Plus Diet. After a week and a half of sticking to it, I’m finding it exhausting and nauseating to fit that much food into a 9 hour period. First off, should I even be trying this with ~20% BF or should I just stick to clean eating only until I’m a little lighter?
Second, if this plan IS recommended, any tips on eating 3000 calories in what seems like such a small amount of time? Foods that won’t make me feel full but still fall within normal healthy eating guidelines? By 3pm (my cutoff time) I’m usually feeling like I’m about to explode. I’m just looking for tips on avoiding feeling like trash.
Here’s a normal day:
4AM, wake up, dress, pre workout
By 445 I’m at the gym. I usually finish my workout between 530-545 depending on upper/lower day.
6AM I have a protein bar, shower, 645 I have a shake then I go to work. I have another shake at 730 then the eating starts at 9, my first break. I usually have chocolate protein oats and a chicken breast or some eggs, depending.
At 1030, 12, 1 and then 3, I eat. Anything from steak and vegetables to a protein shake with peanut butter, to rice with vegetables mixed in, maybe a peanut butter and jelly sandwich here and there, usually earlier in the day so I can convince myself it’s still the post workout period (just being honest). I pretty much pick foods that add up to my macros for the day, then I take it all and I have at it, picking what I feel like eating at the time. I consider the timer started at 6 when I have the protein bar.