Is the anabolic window real? My trainer is preaching that I fuel my anabolic window after workouts, but I can barely keep water down, let alone protein.
There are plenty of studies showing the “anabolic window” myth (35 grams of protein within 35 minutes after a workout)…is a myth, to an extent – just search the internet. While it is always beneficial to get .8 to 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight each day, it’s not like you won’t see long term results if you get to minute 36 after your workout and you just started drinking your protein.
Your workouts matter, your protein intake matters, and if you CAN get some protein within 45 minutes of the end of your workout you will be better off, but it’s not something to stress over if you miss.