Is When You Eat Important?

Lesson 10 Module 1

Meal timing isn't hugely important for fat loss, if you are managing your calorie intake. However, there is a degree of importance when it comes to building muscle. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to the timing of your meals.

  • Adherence is key - Choose a meal timing strategy that allows you to stick to your calorie intake, consistently. Intermittent Fasting is better than any other approach, so define what works for you and do that.
  • Account for calories - As long as you don't overeat, the timing of your meals matters very little. Don't be frightened on eating late at night if this suits you and your calories are under control.
  • Post-Workout - Having some protein within 3 hours of finishing your workout is likely to be beneficial for building muscle. This can be in the form of a protein shake or a regular meal.
  • Pre-Workout - This will be very individual and driven by the time of day you train. Ideally, have some protein 45 mins - 2 hours prior to a workout. Add carbs to suit your preference.
    • You can train fasted if you wish. In this case it would be worthwhile to have your post-workout nutrition soon after training.