Meals on a tight schedule
02-05-2013 08:05 PM
Meals on a tight schedule
Ok, so to gain size, we all know the "basics". Eat big, lift big....correct??
Well my issue with this really is just time, and what to eat with the short amounts of time I get. I work from 6:30 to about 4, and breaks during the day are short, if at all. Then when I get home it's usually right off to the gym, eat, then maybe relax for 30 min, then bed.
I know I cannot be the only one with a rough schedule, but nutrition has always been the biggest hole in my game. What do some of your meal plans look like?
I am 5'7" and 160lbs, not sure BF%, but I know it's not very high. Looking to get to about a lean 170/175
02-05-2013 08:32 PM
Sup Wrivest, maybe I can help you out. You eat big, to get big, but the real question is when? Although, breakfast is really crucial there is an even more important meal than that which would be your post workout meal. Well, I have alot of people that come in the store I work in with the same problem, if you have trouble eating solid meals, then go liquid. Breakfast would be an example of having 4-6 egg whites and a bowl of oatmeal, for me it depends whether i go to the gym early or not, and if i do i have a liquid meal, 50g of protein,40-60g of carbs, about 300-400 calories. Now let me ask you this, can you fit in your schedule 3 solid meals and 3 liquid meals?
02-05-2013 08:37 PM
Yeah, although I'm not gonna lie, I'm often guilty of sleeping 20 more minutes instead of eating breakfast!
02-05-2013 08:44 PM
Liquid meals are quick n easy. Just pack a few meals a few shakes and choose calorie dense foods. I know wat you mean. Today i was on campus from 8am to 830pm only to have to be at work by 8 am.. So yesterday i took 20 minutes out to get my food ready. Have my meats and rice cooked a week i advance
Originally Posted by Wrivest
02-05-2013 08:48 PM
ok, there you go, it all depends on what your goal is, and how your body work, with me for instant, if I eat too much carbs, I end up with noticable fat around the stomach, but I usually burn it off really fast so I just level myself.If you can't make it in time for breakfast, make it a liquid meal, 2 scoops of whey, 1 cup of oats,add bannana or peanut butter,up to you,get a good amount of protein,carbs, and good fast, 2hours later have a bar,2 whole or a small salad, 2 hours later or 3, have lunch, salad,sandwich,lean stake,chicken, fish etc. Basically in every meal you have
PROTEIN+GREENS+CARBS, pre workout I reccomend, 5-10g of protein+CARBS+SUGAR+AMINO+GLUT A+CREATINE,these are my little techniques of fueling myself during working out,do the same for intra, post workout 30-40g of protein,about 40-60 grams of carbs,amino,creatine,gluta, you want to keep your insulin levels spiked throughout the whole day, so you need to properly nutrify yourself pre,during,and post, this also helps in keeping your cortisol levels low and burning more fat. Hopes this helps you bro
02-05-2013 10:48 PM
breakfast- eggs in microwave. takes 3-4 minutes. Consumed in 2 minutes if not too hot. I add brocolli.
lunch 2x a day - usually chicken/pork, rice/quinoa or sweet potatoes, veggies. 2 minutes or less to nuke. 5 minutes to eat. Cook your meats in bulk on Sunday night or whenever the night before you start work week. If i did not have access to a microwave I would eat the cooked lean meats cold. You're eating for a purpose and if you get used to this plain boring food starts to taste really good. When you eat for qty I find it easier to repeat the same foods for multiple meals each day then maybe make something new. Liquid food is a good addition but not a substitute for the real thing. You really have to oversupply calories and protein to get your body into grow mode. Get a big cooler to hold all this food you will be eating everyday.
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