First Milas great pics, nice mass gained and still looking lean. Great job!
You only think things are crucial because you are used to them. Sure if you didn't eat after a workout right now you might get hypo, but there is pretty much no such thing as hypo on lean gains. The body becomes so efficient at toggling between burning food and burning your own fat that the it becomes seamless. A few days in and no big deal. Also it is a lifestyle diet if you want it to be. If I want to eat later one night I do. No consequences really. If I start eating later in the day so I can go out and have a few drinks still no problem. As much as the rigidity of the diet you are on gives you comfort in knowing you will get where you want it sets you up for failure from micromanaging it to the point when you are done you want to go absolutely haywire. If not getting ready for Halloween but wanting to stay lean you should be able to be pretty darn relaxed with food choices and what not and maintain abs. I am going on 7 months now just recomping my way to happy town. Don't sweat the small stuff.