I lift weights 2-3 days a week, spread as evenly as possible throughout the week.
Saturday is my "do nothing productive day" which helps me stop burning out (this actually really helps me stay disciplined as I know there will be a light/release at the end of the tunnel).
E.g. I do no work (as in my job's work), don't gym, will read a book/watch a movie, check my facebook, let myself eat junk food (note I do not end up eating too much more calories, I just end up substituting something unhealthy for lunch or dinner), and just generally lounge about.
My question is: should my unhealthy eating day be on a day I lift or not?
What I am wondering is
- Situation 1: I eat junk food and a slight calorie excess on lifting day, once a week
- Situation 2: I eat junk food and a slight calorie excess on non-lifting day, once a week
Would applying situation 1 make more of the excess calories turn into muscle (or less of it turn into fat)? I.e. does how much muscle you build/fat you lose depend on time between eating something and time between working out.