When to Eat What - Ideal Nutrient Timing

 

We get so many questions about when to eat and what time is best to workout.

Do I eat before my workout?

If I eat at night will that make me gain weight?

Are morning workouts more effective?

Everybody’s day is different, but here’s a look into our day.

There’s no real science to support an ideal time of day to workout. Whenever you feel at your best is great! Mornings have always been our preferred time of day. It’s a great way to jumpstart your metabolism and kick off a new day. Morning workouts really set the tone for our day and encourage healthy choices.

Ideal nutrient timing after a workout is 30-45 minutes. We recommend some fast absorbing protein like our CSE whey isolate protein to help you recover. We love mixing 1-2 scoops of our Simply Vanilla Protein with 1 scoop of our Antioxidants Super Berry Mix and water for a post workout drink. Check out our Post Workout Strawberry Milk recipe found in the 2019 Winter Meal Plan.

If you’re taking our supplements, take 2 of each (enzymes, probiotics and omegas) with breakfast and again with dinner. We always recommend you take these with meals. They work cohesively together so taking them all at once is great! If you are experiencing digestive issues, it’s completely fine to take 2 more of each of the enzymes and probiotics with lunch.

If you’re taking our greens mix, you can either choose one of the recipes in either our 2019 Fall Meal Plan or 2019 Winter Meal Plan that we have included it in or drink it straight up with water.

When it comes to ideal time for meals and snacks, again, it depends on your lifestyle and work schedule. You can eat any time of the day as long as you are sticking to your calories/macros in a 24 hour window. It doesn’t matter if you eat at 6am or 10pm, as long as it’s in that 24 hour window, you will get the same results.

There is no science to back up whether eating before a workout or doing a fasted workout is more effective. If you workout early in the morning, like we do, it might feel better to workout on an empty stomach. If you wake up really hungry and feel like you need an energy boost, enjoy a power bite before your workout. We find those to be the perfect pre-workout treat! If you are working out later in the day, we suggest that you don’t eat a big meal right before you head to the gym. Give your body and hour or two to digest before getting in that sweat sesh!

Erika’s daily routine:

5:45am: wake up

6:00am: CSE Hustle Pre-Workout (coming soon!)

6:15am: hit the gym

8:00am: CSE Greens in water & Post-Workout Strawberry Milk

9:30am: CSE breakfast

12:00pm: CSE lunch

1:00pm: CSE power bite

2:30pm: CSE snack

5:00-6:00pm: CSE dinner


JJ’s daily routine:

5:45am: wake up

6:00am: CSE Hustle Pre-Workout (coming soon!)

6:15am: hit the gym

8:00am: CSE Power Greens Shake (2 servings)

+ Super Berry Mix & CSE Collagen

9:30am: CSE breakfast (2 servings)

12:00pm: CSE lunch (2 servings)

2:30pm: 3 CSE Power Bites

5:00-6:00pm: CSE dinner (2 servings)

 
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