4 hours...

Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: 4 hours...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    r0dxx's Avatar


    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    589
    Rep Points
    10

    4 hours...






    I'm on summer break, one more week until I go back to school...

    Most people in this town, know me as a total diet freak, I count and weight everything to the single calorie, and gram or ounce. I'm very anal about everything, but I'm also one of the most ripped So I do feel my over analyzing things has its benefits, since I'm always soo regulated.

    Anyways...the past two weeks or so I've been going out alot (NOT DRINKING) just out and about and I'm always running late for meals, like for example tonight at 8 i had 1 can tuna fish, 3/4 cup oats, and 1/8 cup of almonds, and some brocoli...then I was putzing around at my friends house meant to be home by 11 to have my next meal, and didn't get home til 12...

    I had whey at 12, to make sure I got out of a catabolic state right away, since I was STARVING.

    Does waiting 4 hours really have any effect on the body? My whole bodybuilding life I've always said to myself I have to eat every 3 HOURS OR LESS. Does anyone else go 4 hours on a regular basis? Most of my meals are 2.5-3 hours, but a few times a week lately I hit 4

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    ELITE MEMBER


    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    18,563
    Rep Points
    66150743

    As you stated you are too anal. Live life enjoy it once in a while. Having a meal a little late isn't the end of the world.

  3. #3
    In Training
    drew_c's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Midwest, USA
    Posts
    253
    Rep Points
    481461

    Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel View Post
    As you stated you are too anal. Live life enjoy it once in a while. Having a meal a little late isn't the end of the world.
    True words. Easier said than done though. I've become so accustomed to 2.5-3 hours after only about a year of practice that I get very uncomfortable when the third hour happens to pass for whatever reason.
    "Knowing is not enough we must apply." --- "Willing is not enough we must do."

    -B.L.

  4. #4
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    224
    Rep Points
    10

    ^ same, but maybe next time look around your buddy's kitchen and see if there is anything decent. maybe ask for a glass of milk. so at that third hour your are getting some nutrients to hold you over for a bit longer. then you can ease your mind and continue to enjoy your stay over there.

  5. #5
    Registered User
    r0dxx's Avatar


    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    589
    Rep Points
    10

    Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel View Post
    As you stated you are too anal. Live life enjoy it once in a while. Having a meal a little late isn't the end of the world.
    Easier said then done...I live to be ripped! Anything that isn't productive to me looking my best is a no-no.

    My question is does it make a big difference? Obviously its not the end of the world, I just want to know what kind of damage occurs.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    ELITE MEMBER


    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    18,563
    Rep Points
    66150743

    none

  7. #7
    Registered User
    NeilPearson's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    3,002
    Rep Points
    13325264

    Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel View Post
    none

    What if you made it a regular habit?

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    ELITE MEMBER


    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    18,563
    Rep Points
    66150743

    for one meal of the day? I wouldn't worry about it.

  9. #9
    is still around...
    GoalGetter's Avatar


    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    6,103
    Rep Points
    854196

    Quote Originally Posted by r0dxx View Post
    Easier said then done...I live to be ripped! Anything that isn't productive to me looking my best is a no-no.
    While it's admirable that you are so dedicated to your goals, it really is overkill. You can relax a little bit and still be ripped. I mean at what cost to your sanity does being at your best aesthetically come? You will make yourself mentally ill if you continue obsessing about timing your meals down to the minute. If you do that 80-90% of the time, there is definitely room for "slip ups" every now and again.

    My question is does it make a big difference? Obviously its not the end of the world, I just want to know what kind of damage occurs.
    NO. You will not lose a pound of muscle by the end of the day or something liek that, if that is what you're fearing.

    Reading your post makes me wonder what the heck you'd do if you were traveling and packed just enough food for your expected travel time but were faced with very unexpected flight delays, and you're stuck on your plane, and all they have is diet soda, coffee, and bags of sunchips or banana muffins. And you're stuck on that plane for a good two hours and your three hour window comes and goes. What do you do? Do you freak out? Do you get all fidgety like the smokers do? Do you start to wonder if cannibalism really is that terrible a thing, because the fat guy sitting next to you is an excellent source of protein and you need it because you just GOT to get out of this catabolic state?

    Sorry for the drama, but i hope you get the point. It's NOT THAT BIG A DEAL. Relax and enjoy your life. THere is no point looking so damn good if you spend your life not being able to enjoy it because you're worried about your next meal all the time.

  10. #10
    Moderator
    MODERATOR
    Jodi's Avatar


    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    22,983
    Rep Points
    162956643

    Do you start to wonder if cannibalism really is that terrible a thing, because the fat guy sitting next to you is an excellent source of protein and you need it because you just GOT to get out of this catabolic state?
    Nah, too fatty. I'd go for the muscular one instead. Leaner cut protein source because we need to worry about our fat intake too.



    Disclaimer: All health, fitness, diet, nutrition & supplement information presented on IronMagazineForums.com's pages is intended as an educational resource and is not intended as a substitute for proper medical advice. We do not condone the use of anabolic steroids (AAS), all information about AAS is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Consult your physician or health care professional before performing any of the exercises, or following any diet, nutrition or supplement advice described on this website. As well as any exercise technique or regimen, diet, supplement, etc., particularly if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you are elderly or have chronic or recurring medical conditions. Discontinue any exercise that causes you pain or severe discomfort and consult a medical expert. The statements made about products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (U.S.). They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Please consult with your own physician or health care practitioner regarding the suggestions and recommendations made at IronMagazineForums.com. Neither the author of the information, nor the producer, nor distributors of such information make any warranty of any kind in regard to the content of the information presented on this website. Except as specifically stated on this site, neither IronMagazineForums.com, nor any of its authors or other representatives will be liable for damages arising out of, or in connection with the use of this site. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. Sponsors pay for advertising space, we have no affiliation with the companies that have banners displayed on our websites. Please be advised it is your responsibility to check the laws that govern your country, state, or province in regards to items offered by some companies you may read about on this site.

  11. #11
    is still around...
    GoalGetter's Avatar


    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    6,103
    Rep Points
    854196

    Quote Originally Posted by Jodi View Post
    Nah, too fatty. I'd go for the muscular one instead. Leaner cut protein source because we need to worry about our fat intake too.
    hey when you have to eat you can't be TOO picky. besides the fat will help slow the digestion and hold him over longer.

    RODXX: I don't mean to make fun. I hope you can laugh along with us about this at least a little bit. It is just so over the top to worry to the extent that you seem to. I just intend to make you see how you can losen up a bit and still achieve and maintain your physique goals.

  12. #12
    Registered User
    r0dxx's Avatar


    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    589
    Rep Points
    10

    lol trust me i just got a good laugh!!

    still would want to know if it doesnt make a difference, why does every bodybuilder in america eat every 2-3 hours?

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    ELITE MEMBER
    Double D's Avatar


    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    STL
    Posts
    10,550
    Rep Points
    15343727

    I know for one I am hungry every 2-3 hours. The one thing I have learned over my years of training is I am not going to be on a stage preforming so I am not no where near anal about it. But being persistent is a big key to getting bigger and bigger. Why dont you just buy some beef jerky and keep it on hand in case you cant get ya some food. I wouldnt think it would make a huge difference, espeically if you make your other meals on time. Its really not that big of a deal imo.

  14. #14
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    65
    Rep Points
    10

    Do you wake up every 2-3 hours at night to eat?

  15. #15
    Registered User
    SpeedyReedy5's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    226
    Rep Points
    3241550






    Why don't you see if it has a negative affect on you in a way that you don't desire, that is the only way to compare it.

Similar Threads

  1. 36 hours...
    By CEM Store in forum Anabolic Zone
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-06-2008, 03:16 PM
  2. How many hours...
    By Dale Mabry in forum Open Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-30-2006, 03:55 PM
  3. 1 day 19 hours
    By Super Hulk in forum Open Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-30-2005, 05:34 PM
  4. How Many Hours
    By michael74737 in forum Training
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 12-20-2005, 09:03 PM
  5. I Can't Do It In 24 Hours
    By Tough Old Man in forum Diet & Nutrition
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-27-2004, 05:50 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
-->