View Full Version : When to Eat?

11-25-2005, 11:34 AM
After training how long should you wait to eat?
Should you eat straight after?
Basically will i gain more more mass by eating straight after or waiting?


11-25-2005, 11:36 AM
waiting for what? feed yourself after lifting.

11-25-2005, 11:39 AM
LOL, maybe i didnt phrase it correctly.
So will i eat straight after?


11-25-2005, 11:40 AM
what i usually eat after i lift.Oats, eggs, 2bagels with cheese glass of milk

11-25-2005, 11:41 AM
Do a search for PWO and/or "post workout" You will find 6 billion threads about this.

11-25-2005, 11:42 AM
LOL, maybe i didnt phrase it correctly.
So will i eat straight after?

why not, it takes me 7 mins to walk home from the gym and i eat straight away

11-25-2005, 11:44 AM
oh, i forgot to add i train in the morning, so this is what i have

Jorge Sanchez
11-25-2005, 02:06 PM
Eat as soon as you can. If you can't have a meal immediately it's not the end of the world, but try to bring something to snack on in the meantime.

11-25-2005, 02:15 PM
Fully half my calories of the day are eaten over the three hours following my workout (protein shake before shower and then dinner a half hour to an hour after). Don't know if that's good or bad but it's what my timetable looks like out of neccessity.

Jorge Sanchez
11-25-2005, 02:22 PM
I usually have my biggest meal of the day post-workout. I would say about half of my calories come in the two meals following my workout, at least on a cut.

11-25-2005, 03:45 PM
why not, it takes me 7 mins to walk home from the gym and i eat straight away

i wish i lived that close to my gym =(

11-25-2005, 07:16 PM
yeah i'm on a cut, however on workout days, majority of my nutrition is focused for the 3-4 hours before during and after my workout...

eat right after if you can or within an hour to an hour and a half i would say

11-25-2005, 07:29 PM
Shock and Jorge, I do the same thing. I'm freaking HUNGRY after I train - I save food to eat then!

Formless, bring a dry whey shake with dextrose (and creatine, if you're using it) in it so you can pour in water, shake it up and knock it back after you train. I start sipping mine about halfway through my workout sometimes.

Eat solid food after you get in your shake.

11-25-2005, 10:54 PM
I eat when I feel the hunger. But a protein shake wouldn't hurt ya, that's what I usually have right after a workout.

12-01-2005, 11:37 AM
As Built and a few others have put it, I am also a ravaging hunger monster near the end and right after my workout. I immediately drink a 600 calorie protein shake after my workout and then about an hour later I eat at least a 1000 calorie solid meal.

12-01-2005, 11:48 AM
who says you have to wait until after your workout? I drink a shake during and then eat after a workout.

12-01-2005, 12:20 PM
You gain more mass by eating all the freakin time, not just at a certian time.