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Protein and metabolic windows

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IronMaggie Tue 23-Jun-15 22:45:45

Is anyone religious about getting protein in within 30 - 60 minutes of their workout? And have you seen any difference in results / recovery?

I don't bother with it too much and don't like the idea of supplements etc, so wondering if it's worth making any changes...?

BlameItOnTheBogey Wed 24-Jun-15 00:50:08

Yes and yes. I'm with you on not liking the idea of it. I general follow the principle of 'if I can't look at my food and know what went into it and how it was made then I am not going to eat it'. It took me a LONG time to be persuaded that protein shakes were a good thing. But my trainer persuaded me to give it a try and I found one with minimal crap in it. I ix it up and drink it in the locker room and have been doing this for about 6 weeks. It definitely makes a difference to my recovery and to my strength gains. I'm a convert.

Mide7 Wed 24-Jun-15 09:09:53

I'd say as long as your getting sufficient protein in 24 hours it doesn't matter when you eat it.

I used to be into the whole anabolic window thing but now meal/ nutrient timing is way down my list of priorities.

The thing that changed my mind was intermittent fasting. I used to be a sucker for the whole 6 meals a day thing. Read about IF thought it sounded interesting. Tried it and felt loads better.

I don't follow it now tho, just eat fairly normally. 3 meals a day normally.

NRomanoff Thu 25-Jun-15 07:52:41

Tried it, saw no difference over a 6 month period. I don't worry about the timing of my food. Just count my macros across the day. There is a lor of contradicting information about this out there. I suppose it's what works for you.

IronMaggie Fri 26-Jun-15 19:22:22

Ok thanks all, I'll keep experimenting to see what works for me.

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