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Ideal Nutrient Timing - When To Eat What

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 for us is 30-45 minutes. We recommend some fast absorbing protein like our CSE whey isolate protein plus some healthy carbs to help you recover. We love mixing our CSE Protein Powder and our Antioxidants Super Berry Mix together for a great post workout shake! Check out our many Post Workout Shake recipes found in the CSE Meal Plans.

If you’re taking our CSE greens mix, you can either choose one a recipe from the meal plans that we have included, drink it straight up with water or add it to your post workout shake to get it all in one!

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: 16 oz. water + CSE power bite

6:30am: workout

8:00am: CSE post workout shake

9:30am: CSE breakfast

12:00pm: CSE lunch

2:30pm: CSE snack

5:00-6:00pm: CSE dinner

I try to get in about 100 oz. of water per day.

JJ’s daily routine:

5:45am: wake up

6:00am: CSE Hustle Pre-Workout

6:30am: hit the gym

8:00am: CSE Post Workout Shake (1 serving)

9:30am: CSE breakfast (2 servings)

10:30am: CSE snack (1 serving)

12:00pm: CSE lunch (2 servings)

2:30pm: 3 CSE Power Bites

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

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