You need to know about Macro Timing

Well we all know that what you eat is very important when working towards a goal, but it is also just as important when you eat those foods that they can truly benefit and get you results.

#1 Breakfast

First thing in the morning, within a hour of waking, it is important to eat a well-sized breakfast. Yes with carbs, some fats, and lots of protein. It will help to boost your metabolism so your body will start burning more calories right out the gate! This first meal will give your body the fuel it needs to start functioning for the day. Feeding your brain, muscles, and activating your GI tract. Think of this meal as the gas station that you stop at to fill up before a long trip.

#2 Pre-Workout

This meal should be consumed 30-60 minutes before your activity. Light on carbs, to help burn more fat so your body will have less glycogen stored up to burn thus leaving only body fat to burn and use as energy. If you want to build more mass than increase your carbs.

Keep a moderate amount of protein with this meal and whole foods are best for long sustained fueling. Liquid calories will kick in faster, but will also be rapidly consumed by the body before you are done with your workout, leading in possible muscle loss, strength loss, and lower energy during performance.

#3 Post-Workout

This meal should be consumed 60-30 minutes before your activity. Light on carbs, to help burn more fat so your body will have less glycogen stored up to burn thus leaving only body fat to burn and use as energy. If you want to build more mass than increase your carbs.

Keep a moderate amount of protein with this meal and whole foods are best for long sustained fueling. Liquid calories will kick in faster, but will also be rapidly consumed by the body before you are done with your workout, leading in possible muscle loss, strength loss, and lower energy during performance.

#4 Before Bed

Speaking of slowing down, what you eat before bed can also play a huge part in your health and fitness goals. So from what we know, we don’t need carbs due to the fact that you are about to rest, not perform. Protein is filling so we can use that, and last is good, slow-digesting fats. You are about to go 6+ hours without eating, during this time your body will naturally slow down your metabolism due to lack of activity and food. But by eating a small meal of protein and fats you can keep your metabolism high as if your body will slowly feed on your last meal helping with recovery, sleep, and keeping body fat low.