Nutrient timing is the idea that there are specific times that certain macronutrients should be consumed for optimal results. In this article, I will cover how I utilize this process, the benefits of nutrient timing, and the biggest issue I see with If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) in relation to nutrient timing.
So in the last blog post, we went through some intensity techniques that can be used to get you in shape if you are behind the curve in regards to getting in shape. But lets say you’ve been crushing it. You’re eating all your meals, killing your workouts and what not. But you find yourself a bit winded during workouts, not sleeping well and generally not recovering as well. Weights feel heavier and you're just consistently sore. Guess what that means? You are in need of a deload.
But it’s crunch time. It’s now April and you’re finding the workout portion of your program is lacking a bit. Don’t worry, there are some techniques that you can use to put some iron to the fire (no pun intended) to round out and lean up those muscle bellies a bit more.
One of the questions I get most frequently from my clients and others is “Are there ways to make the foods on my meal plan taste better without ruining my plan?” The answer, of course, is YES. However, many of us with busy schedules don’t really want to spend MORE time in the kitchen.