Your Perfect Eating Day

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If you want results from your time in the gym (and who doesn’t), don’t underestimate the effect of proper meal timing. In the February 2010 issue of the Strength and Conditioning Journal, University of Texas researchers outline these eating schedules for morning and evening weight-training sessions.

Train in the morning? Eat along this timeline:

6 a.m. Breakfast with carbs and protein

8 a.m. Weight-training session

9 a.m. Postworkout supplement that includes carbs and protein in the ratio 2.5 grams of carbs to 1 gram of protein

11 a.m. Lunch with carbs and protein

2 p.m. Snack with carbs and protein at a ratio of 1 gram to 1 gram

5 p.m. Dinner with carbs and protein

Train in the evening? Chow down at these times:

8 a.m. Breakfast with carbs and protein

1 p.m. Lunch with carbs and protein

4 p.m. Snack with carbs and protein at a ratio of 1 gram to 1 gram

6 p.m. Weight-training session

7 p.m. Postworkout supplement that includes carbs and protein in the ratio 2.5 grams of carbs to 1 gram of protein

9 p.m. Dinner with carbs and protein