"Off day" eating.
- 05-08-2013, 06:39 PM
"Off day" eating.
After doing legs last night and today being my off day, would it make sense to lower carbs because im not working out or play it like a normal day?
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- 05-08-2013, 06:41 PM
- 05-28-2013, 09:59 PM
05-28-2013, 10:02 PM
05-29-2013, 02:01 AM
I agree with all the other answers! You grow on yor off days so why wouldn't you eat accordingly!? Like hvactech said I too eat more on my off days! For me my pre/post Wrkout meals + training itself tend to keep my calories down for that 3 Hr period, then next meal is eat up back on the solid/real food!
If your on a cut then I like to approach my calories as fuel for training rather than fuel for growth as o do when bulking!? Make sense?
05-30-2013, 04:24 AM
I never undrstood why one would reduce kcals on an off day. I tend to increase them, as I view it as an opportunity to get some growth. But I guess everyone's diffeent
06-13-2013, 07:08 AM
I guess it depends in your goals at the time, I tend to do build and burn days, going For a recomp. Eat at a caloric surplus on training days then Maintenance on off days. If I was straight bulking tho I'd be eating the same on on and off days.
06-15-2013, 05:58 AM
I often eat less on training days, simply due to time constraints with work, training, cardio, running errands etc. so off days at the moment I try to shovel in the cals, especially since I'm still bulking
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04-28-2014, 08:33 AM
Even in contest prep I keep the diet the same all the way until 4 weeks out in which I drop shakes (lactose intolerant) & "sugar free" additives.
I replace the same calories with whole foods and that stays the same until the day of the contest.
04-28-2014, 01:00 PM
Keep it normal. The only issue I have found some people get into is since they are not training they dont know if they should consume their pre/post workout meals. Depending on the person it can go either way. I find when I dont train I am not as hungry most of the time so I leave it out or make some sort of a protein carb loaded dessert. Recently it has been protein ice cream using Mass gainz because of how thick it makes it.
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