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Eating carbs after resistance training?

I saw that vid of timber eating Krispy Kreme the other day, and that same night I went to my gym and subway was there hawking their sandwiches and stuff, giving out free samples. They also were giving out cookies and I was like so I was asking a trainer there why they were letting subway give out cookies in the gym… it’s like going to your dentist and them having a soda machine in the lobby. Anyway, he said that while he wouldn’t recommend eating a cookie, there is evidence that intake of simple sugars/carbs after resistance training has a positive effect on protein uptake in the muscles. Is there any truth to this?
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After my workout, I eat before I drink a shake.. that bad?

Due to my schedule, being in the military, and having to eat at the chowhall hours, I have to eat right after my workout. I see that its recommended to down a protein shake right after the workout then eat a real meal like an hour and a half later. But I eat a meal right after words then down a protein shake after I get home from the chowhall. The meal usually consists of a chicken breast, a tuna sandwich on wheat, some veggies, and a salad with hard boiled eggs in it.

Is it hurting me any to be doing what Im doing?
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Nutrition EDU

There was so much information that I now have to split into multiple post

The same questions come back over and over again so I wanted to make an EDU about it. Feel free to add a comment or PM me if there are mistakes or stuff to add. I might add links to some resources or to my sources, just ask for it and I’ll look it up and add it. If there are terms you don’t understand, use Google and Wikipedia, this crazy website for geeks () THEN ask questions.

A huge influence on your progress will be your nutrition. Training is usually the one thing people talk about but nutrition is almost always overlooked. People know how many miles per gallon their car does, but now how much cals they have to eat to maintain their weight. Some people can get amazing results in spite of what they’re doing (eating, training, etc). We shouldn’t try to do what they do. Genetics doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything about it, it means that you’ll have to work harder to get it. Part of being what you want to be is doing stuff you don’t really want to do.

It’s also not necessary to get some food every 2-3 hours. As long as you’re getting at least 3-4 “feedings” (both meals and snacks) everyday, it’s fine. Continue reading Nutrition EDU