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    Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by Capone, Jul 21, 2012.

    1. Capone

      Capone Well-Known Member

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      But does meal timing have a correlation with gym performance? Is it all purely based on preference though? Or is it a mental thing?

       
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      We all know meal timing is irrelevant in weight gain/weight loss

      Timing strategies can definitely have benefits with regards to performance in many different situations. Also meal timing could have an affect on weight gain/loss through satiety alone. For some fewer/larger meals help with satiety, for others it's just the opposite. For instance personally I am a grazer and would rather eat smaller amounts throughout the day, something that typically doesn't fit my schedule, that about how it goes!
       
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      We all know meal timing is irrelevant in weight gain/weight loss

      Last edited by rand18m; Today at 02:21 PM.
       
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      We all know meal timing is irrelevant in weight gain/weight loss

      As far as how much energy you have when your at the gym, ya timing is going to make a pretty big difference there for lots of people.
       
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      We all know meal timing is irrelevant in weight gain/weight loss

      I think it is a bit of a mental thing. I train fasted in the morning and my performance and energy is equalled if not better than evening workouts. I think a calorie deficit will have more of an effect over a time period more so than meal timing.
       
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      We all know meal timing is irrelevant in weight gain/weight loss

      It will very greatly from person to person. I for instance train the best fasted. My buddy I workout with tried fasted training a few times and it affected him quite negatively. Just do whatever works best for you.
       
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      We all know meal timing is irrelevant in weight gain/weight loss

      ok cool. So the main thing one should take from this is that meal timing does not affect weight gain/loss directly. Meal timing could have effect on how well you train and it's all a matter of preference and experimentation to see what works best for yourself.

      The only connection between meal timing and weight gain/loss is the way it affects your performance in the gym. Better performance obviously = more muscle lean mass gained/maintained during a deficit . Worse performance obviously = less mass gained during a bulk / more lean mass lost during a caloric deficit.
       
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      We all know meal timing is irrelevant in weight gain/weight loss

      Exactly!!

      Some prefer fasted, some prefer having nutrients before. There is evidence that timing of some nutrients can help with protein synthesis, but for the vast majority of people here, total daily intake is paramount. That has to be spot on first, so do the work to compose a diet that will help you reach your goals and stick to as consistently as you can. That's it!!
       
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      We all know meal timing is irrelevant in weight gain/weight loss

      Depends on how you feel mentally also when you get to the gym. Sometimes I get there and I'm ready to workout like crazy..but sometimes I feel sluggish and weak. Not everday day's the same - but you have to get through the bad days also
       
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      We all know meal timing is irrelevant in weight gain/weight loss

      Some people like to train fasted, some like to train full.

      Its all your preference. The only way to determine what works best for you is to try different things by yourself.
       

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