is that because your peri workout nutrition is off, or because your whole day's worth of eating is a bit haphazard due to your schedule?
Its really from about 5:30pm till 10:30pm that's off. The rest of the time is pretty routine. Maybe with the exception of a Saturday as I can have 4-5 sessions back to back and not get a chance to eat.
My point was really that most who are trying to get bigger don't eat enough. For most it's easier to get more calories in peri workout than adding more else where. That's for 2 reasons - most have the same routine surrounding their lifting sessions, so it's easier to factor in shakes and play around with pre and post meals and, "most" get furiously hungry after a hard lifting session, and are just able to eat more at this time than any other time. There are some people who don't get that burst in appetite post workout, though.
For a lot of people, you can add significantly more peri workout and not gain any fat. Not everyone, though. Some people seem to have a very low tolerance for carbs. I still think you need to eat a lot peri workout, regardless of what you eat. If you train for general health then it probably doesn't matter. If you're trying to gain muscle mass then I think it's probably crucial. I don't think i've spoke to a big guy who doesn't eat crazy amounts of food around the workout (I almost always ask big guys what they eat...). You've got to get a crazy amount of food in somehow, if it's easier peri workout then I think peri workout is best, if it's easier some other time then i think some other time is best