I want to improve my body composition by losing fat with minimal muscle loss. I also want to maintain my current level of fitness.
I do resistance training some mornings and cardio other mornings (bike or rowing machine). I am relatively sedentary the rest of the day apart from a brief walk or bike ride to and from work. The times I exercise are largely dictated by external commitments but I do have some control over when I eat.
In order to minimise the impact of a calorie deficit on muscle mass and general fitness:
- does it matter when I eat, relative to strength training?
- does it matter when I eat, relative to cardio?
- can I/should I eat immediately before sleeping?