OK I am jsut starting this week and I already have found out my major problem....can anyone give me some pointers? I wake up in the morning and have 4 kids to get off to school before I can go to the gym. I have been every day but I can't get there til 9 so on my cardio days I am still on an empty stomach when I start but then once I finish I still wait the hour before eating so my first meal isn't until 10:30. Then somehow I have to cram 5 more meals in but I am finding that I am eating too frequently to fit them all in and then I'm diong a shake at bedtime but now I am staying up later than usual to fit it in.
Then on my stregth training days my first meal may not be until 11:15 if I wait the hour after and try togo on an empty stomach. I am trying to work this all out but it is difficult to schedule. Any one have suggestions? I thought about having a shake at 7 but that would only leave 2 hours with nothing before a workout and I read it was supposed to be 3???
You need to have a morning meal before going to the gym. Waiting that long to fuel your body for the first time of the day is too long. If you can't get a workout in the first hour you're awake, I would suggest eating or having a nutrition shake. Yes, the book says wait 3, but I find that to be too long, as you wait 3, workout, and by the time you get to eat again, it's over 4 hours, which my stomach can't do. I would suggest a 2 hour timeframe, get your workout in, and get to your next meal asap. I try to fuel my body within 30 minutes of a weight workout, to get protein into my body. Cardio days, I try to wait at least 45 minutes to an hour before eating.
I agree with Mike. Have a meal when you get up and then go from there. Don't let that bother you. Hit your 10's and eat clean and you'll do just fine.
thank you for your help. I had a shake when I first woke up this morning and will get my cardio in about 9 9:15
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