this is a prime example of obsessing over stuff that has very little impact.
Just eat your fruit whenever. It’s good for you.[/quote]
I hear you and I agree. It’s just frustrating with some of my friends who also lift seeing better results with a much shittier diet. I understand some of that is genetics, but damn.
I sit at a computer most of the day, so that’s why I was questioning the fruit in the am. [/quote]
You think a piece of fruit is the determining factor of your gains?
Stop comparing yourself to others and make your own goals. If you are not gaining, an apple will not be the difference, no matter what time you eat it.
You need to look at your diet and program a lot closer and be honest with yourself.
And every time I see the words “eating clean”, I see underfed.[/quote]
No, I don’t. And that’s not at all what I said. My gains are fine, but I’m trying to do it without more fat gain, and hopefully while slowly losing fat. That’s why I was questioning the fruit and when people were eating it. I didn’t know if there were studies showing that fruits at a certain time of day or period of time from the workout were more likely to be stored as fat or not. I was trying to find out why I have read, in several places, that fruits shouldn’t be consumed post workout.[/quote]
Then look at your overall diet. Find out what you are eating, when and how much.
Fructose also replenishes liver glycogen. Not very helpful for what you are trying to do. Bananas (for example) also have a lot of glucose, so that is not too bad.
Fruit is not bad, but you need the right kind of fruit and there are better options out there for PWO.
But I stand by my original post. YES, you did say that your friends get better results with shittier diets. That is not saying your gains are fine.
If you are gaining fat, your diet and/or program suck, you are inconsistent or you are not telling us the whole story.
Ever thought about a log (food and WO)?