How Can I Believe That Nutrient Timing Doesn't Matter? (Please Be Gentle)

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    How Can I Believe That Nutrient Timing Doesn't Matter? (Please Be Gentle)


    I want to believe so badly that I can just pick up a couple of tubs of a good blend and be done with it... but I've been programmed to believe that I need fast whey in water first thing in the morning, fast whey in water immediately post-workout, and slow casein before bed (or as an MRP).

    If I were to drink Myofusion after my workout, it's not super-fast, so do I even need a shake? Can't I just eat food? In a world where every shake is a medium/ slow blend, shouldn't shakes only be used between meals? Since speed doesn't matter?

    Please be gentle.

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    Muscle is built over time and not in small, post-training window.

    Besides, the research on "nutrient timing" is done on fasted endurance athletes.
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    So I can wake up, eat a breakfast of whole foods, leave the gym and eat a meal of whole foods, and use a blend once or twice during the day just to fill gaps? I don't have to worry about morning catabolism or PWO insulin-spiking?

    That sounds so crazy when I think about it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domenic View Post
    So I can wake up, eat a breakfast of whole foods, leave the gym and eat a meal of whole foods, and use a blend once or twice during the day just to fill gaps? I don't have to worry about morning catabolism or PWO insulin-spiking?

    That sounds so crazy when I think about it!
    Yes.

    I ususally use whey post workout and then go get a whole food meal, but other than that i try to eat whole foods. I suppliment with whey when this is not possible.

    You can always drink liquid egg whites. Its like drinking whole food.
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    As Rodja said, muscle is built over time, not in a short period of time. However, I do believe that nutrient timing is essential in some aspects. For example, breakfast. I do not want to have pure caesin when I wake up. Does that mean I want a very quick absorbing protein source either, no. I want the best of both worlds if possible. I will either have a protein shake (a blend such as myofusion, trutein, combat powder, etc.) or chicken with egg whites. In fact, I always have some egg whites with my all of my meals. I do not have the studies on hand, but there are some floating around that show a mix of aminos from different sources is more beneficial than one single source.

    As far as postworkout is concerned, I like a shake and then a whole meal one hour later. I've used isolate, blends, and concentrate fr this shake and there has not been a difference in my physique. Right now I am using Iso-ology because I got it for a great price, I heard it tastes great (which it does!) and it has the added leucine which I like. Go with what you can afford.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    As Rodja said, muscle is built over time, not in a short period of time. However, I do believe that nutrient timing is essential in some aspects. For example, breakfast. I do not want to have pure caesin when I wake up. Does that mean I want a very quick absorbing protein source either, no. I want the best of both worlds if possible. I will either have a protein shake (a blend such as myofusion, trutein, combat powder, etc.) or chicken with egg whites. In fact, I always have some egg whites with my all of my meals. I do not have the studies on hand, but there are some floating around that show a mix of aminos from different sources is more beneficial than one single source.

    As far as postworkout is concerned, I like a shake and then a whole meal one hour later. I've used isolate, blends, and concentrate fr this shake and there has not been a difference in my physique. Right now I am using Iso-ology because I got it for a great price, I heard it tastes great (which it does!) and it has the added leucine which I like. Go with what you can afford.
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    What everyone has said is totally correct according to the published scientific evidence. Google Alan Aragon nutrient timing. He has written some great articles on the subject.
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