Originally Posted by Jenky
It's mostly water weight. Alcohol takes 3 days to fully metabolize, I think.
Don't sweat nutrition timing. You don't have to take anything within 30 minutes after exercising. That's like that absurd Myoplex commercial with Brady Quinn.
Macros and calories are far more important. Muscle Protein Synthesis stays elevated for up to 48-72 hours. So if you decided to lift heavy weights, and didn't want to eat right away, it's fine. You're muscles wont fall off. Hit your daily needs, get good rest/sleep, and it won't matter.
Look up Leangains: intermittent fasting. Many people fast for 16 hours a day and only eat within an 8 hour frame window. I've tried it and loved it. I'm planning to go back to it when I start my cut.
[View Full Quote]Leangains works for me cause I don't have time to eat meals as frequently as i'd like, it's easier for me to count calories, and I do feel more energy -- probably do to hormonal responses and elevated insulin sensitivity.
On a typical day I'll consume:
350 grams of Carbs
200 grams of Protein
60 grams of Fat
Which is roughly 2740 calories. This is what I need to maintain my weight of 185 lbs. If i wanted to bulk up, I'd increase those numbers slightly for a slow bulk.
This is the best advice you'll get on here.
I do the same thing. It's the most effective way of dieting and it's not even like I'm dieting.
150 cals for breakfast, 1600 for lunch, 150 for dinner. I love it.