Real World Situation #1 - Eat or Sleep
- 01-07-2007, 05:49 AM
Real World Situation #1 - Eat or Sleep
ok, lets say you get home from work. You're tired and it's getting late. You still have quite a few more calories you need to get in but you have to wake up on time in the morning. You need at least two more meals. You also haven't taken nearly enough protein for today.
What do you think would be best to do? Eat or Sleep?
If you choose to eat, then you will get that needed protein and calories for bulking but will probably only get about 5 hours of sleep.
If you sleep, then you miss out on your eating goals for the day.
- 01-07-2007, 06:16 AM
How long does it take to drink some milk and have some eggs? Eat these before you go to bed and your protein requirements are fulfilled.
01-07-2007, 08:15 AM
01-07-2007, 02:57 PM
You should be able to take down a protein shake, maybe some fat free cottage cheese, and a couple tbsp of pb if so you desire in less than 10 min.
An easy 50g of protein and 400 calories.
01-07-2007, 07:06 PM
there you go, i dont see why you would lose that much sleep in doing this..Originally Posted by rysigpi
01-07-2007, 07:35 PM
Protein shake and a serving of Healthy Cheat Foods cold Pancakes MRP in the car on the way home from work (about 900 calories) stacked with some REM from USP Labs and you are good to go
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01-07-2007, 08:59 PM
01-09-2007, 04:29 PM
The goal should be to not end up in a situation like that.Originally Posted by massarmor
I'd probably chug some milk and pass out if I was that tired. If I had more time, a little peanut butter, cheese, bread, fruit, whatever is quick.
01-15-2007, 04:27 AM
01-15-2007, 05:17 AM
5 hrs is more than enough sleep, you more than likely lost out on some rest typing the questions whilst you should have been eating.
01-16-2007, 09:57 PM
Takes 5 minutes to wolf down a half a tub of cottage cheese, eat a tablespoon or two af peanut butter and a cup of milk and your all set.
01-17-2007, 02:49 PM
Worst case, slam down some milk...better case, slam down some milk and peanut butter....
But to play along...Id eat, and skimp on sleep for that ONE night...I'll have plenty of time to sleep when Im dead.
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06-11-2007, 04:43 PM
in a hypothetical situation where you have to choose to eat or sleep, id say sleep. 1 day of a reduced calorie intake wont make any difference with strength or size. these goals are accomplished over long time periods.
edit: haha, just realized this thread was old
06-11-2007, 05:24 PM
06-11-2007, 10:50 PM
There's beenplenty of times i don't sleep till 1:30 2 and wake up at 7-8. Sometimes i come home at 11-11:30, Change, eat shake,carbs(bulk), fruit, water, PB, and hit the sack. This is not hard to handle at all. I have woken up after 5 hours feeling tired and other times ready for the world. I have noticed even on minimal sleep, after my shake, and breakfast i feel swoll.
07-25-2007, 09:30 PM
07-26-2007, 05:02 AM
there are many times where I come home late and I need to sleep but I need more cals too.... I just down a few glasses of nonfat milk :-)!
09-18-2007, 11:37 PM
mix a shake & sleep, look to eat more during your waking hours and use some Abyss by Nimbus Nutrition to aid in a better quality sleep
09-20-2007, 10:43 AM
If you have to choose one, pick sleep...1 day of not getting your desired calorie/Protein intake won't do much harm but throwing off your sleep schedule and not giving your body a chance to recover (which is exactly what's happening during REM sleep) can IMHO.
09-20-2007, 10:47 AM
09-20-2007, 06:20 PM
Nothing worse then sleeping and feeling that terrible rumbling in your stomach...knowing that your body is eating all your gains for that day
But like everyone has said this situation isnt a common one and you could easily get some protein intake in before bed.
I personally don't think that 5 hours is enough sleep..but it also depends on how quick you obtain REM's which is when Protein Synthesis will occur.
09-20-2007, 09:48 PM
Muscles can grow during rest though can't they? Not nearly as effective as a deep sleep but taking mid day naps can be beneficial I think.
As for the sleeping, would it not just take longer to recover if you only slept 6 hours a night instead of 8. Is it possible to lose the chance of potential gains if you sleep ****ty or would it just take a longer time to recover. Because either way the body will recover regardless of ones lifestyle. The amount of time taken though will differ.
09-20-2007, 09:52 PM
09-20-2007, 11:08 PM
Your muscles can recover at rest, but you are much more inclined to move them at rest, even subconsciously..which defeats the actual "rest" principal. When you hit your REM's your body is in a deep sleep without movement (other then your eyes) and thats when your body truly repairs. Power naps as we love in this world are great because your body is usually so exhausted from external stimulus, maybe even not resting well the night before, that you hit REM's. Granted it is short lived becuase it goes against your bodies natural clock...but they dam* sure are good. From everything that I have read not sleeping will really screw up your gains because remember good sleep is 1/3 of the equation. Getting crappy sleep at night might screw them up really bad because resting at other times means you are more inclined to move muscles and not truly rest them. The body building triangle is Workout Routine, Nutrition, and Sleep...all equally important so you can see how proportionate it really is.
09-20-2007, 11:15 PM
everyone is different, same need less and some need more, it can also can depend on the type of activities than are undertaken during ones waking hours IMHO
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