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Old 11-17-2011, 10:52 AM   #11
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It has been suggested for people that are prone to overeat that it is better for them NOT to eat as frequently as 6 meals because that then reinforces the problem. So, for some, there are good reasons to stick to less meals as long as they can get the required nutrients in.
I can vouch for that. I will ultimately eat more total calories if I snack throughout the day.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:18 PM   #12
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so we all know that eating 6 meals or 6 times per day is optimum for improving your metabolism.

I'm used to eating 3 meals per day, but for the other 3 meals, what do you guys eat, or suggest that I can eat? Is it really supposed to be 3 other meals, or can it be snacks - and if so, what snacks?
I always thought that 3 of them were meals and 3 were snacks. But I guess you could probably do it as 6 mini meals. I have heard of people doing this before.
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so we all know that eating 6 meals or 6 times per day is optimum for improving your metabolism.
This is false. Human metabolism is a complicated subject matter, and simply cannot be reduced to eating more frequently. And, eating (the macro types, calories, etc,--when enjoined together) are only one componant in the complicated set that encompasses one's metabolism. The IF diet (for example) can put this in much perspective. The body is rather impressive in absorbing/maintaining itself regardless of the number/frequency of meals one may eat in one day.

Be more concerned with calorie allotment and the macros you are consuming, rather than the frequency/number of meals.

In regards, to meal frequency: Find a number of meals that allows you to hit your calorie/macro target, while allowing you to deal with your hunger. Snacking in between main meals are fine (if this allows you to hit your calorie/macro target).

What you eat depends on where you are at with your calorie/macro targets for the day. On a so-called normal diet where one is consuming all three macros reletive to their body weight and personal goals, and then subsquently living life while it throws you bones (where food can be problematic), personally, I always error on the side of Protein and Carbohydrates (If I am not limiting them, dependent on goal want, as I am right now).

Carbohydrates are important in that it is the main fuel source when performing weight baring exercise, and will assist in holding water in the muscle--and both are important in regards to performance and repair.

What is your age? What do you do for a living? What is a typical day like? Is getting "quality" meals in problematic for you? Once you understand what you personally need in calories (dependent on personal goal), examine your life, and make a plan accordingly, and see how you can fit in meals that will hit your calorie/macro targets.

Again, the number of meals are only important if the frequency and timing of the meals are causing you problems (in being hungry all the time, being too sleepy/tired far to frequent {insulin/hormone releases}, etc, etc).

Tinker with the frquency (what ever this is) and see what works for you, and then hit your personal calorie/macro targets. Plain and simple, brother.
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Well time for me to go against the grain. I prefer 5-6 meals a day because it seems to keep cravings and hunger pangs at bay. It is also easier for me to reach my 300+ plus grams of protein a day a little easier without feeling like a bloated pig. No broscience, just personal preference.
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Well time for me to go against the grain. I prefer 5-6 meals a day because it seems to keep cravings and hunger pangs at bay. It is also easier for me to reach my 300+ plus grams of protein a day a little easier without feeling like a bloated pig. No broscience, just personal preference.
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Almonds are a favorite of mine. I also like to eat lots of veggies and fruits. Very tasty.
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Almonds are a favorite of mine. I also like to eat lots of veggies and fruits. Very tasty.
1-2oz of almonds every day for me...nom nom ~Raw, unsalted.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:19 PM   #18
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This is false. Human metabolism is a complicated subject matter, and simply cannot be reduced to eating more frequently. And, eating (the macro types, calories, etc,--when enjoined together) are only one componant in the complicated set that encompasses one's metabolism. The IF diet (for example) can put this in much perspective. The body is rather impressive in absorbing/maintaining itself regardless of the number/frequency of meals one may eat in one day.

Be more concerned with calorie allotment and the macros you are consuming, rather than the frequency/number of meals.

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Carbohydrates are important in that it is the main fuel source when performing weight baring exercise, and will assist in holding water in the muscle--and both are important in regards to performance and repair.

What is your age? What do you do for a living? What is a typical day like? Is getting "quality" meals in problematic for you? Once you understand what you personally need in calories (dependent on personal goal), examine your life, and make a plan accordingly, and see how you can fit in meals that will hit your calorie/macro targets.

Again, the number of meals are only important if the frequency and timing of the meals are causing you problems (in being hungry all the time, being too sleepy/tired far to frequent {insulin/hormone releases}, etc, etc).

Tinker with the frquency (what ever this is) and see what works for you, and then hit your personal calorie/macro targets. Plain and simple, brother.
I always thought that it would make your metabolism speed up as well. I thought if you always had something in your stomach it was like adding fuel to the fire.
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I always thought that it would make your metabolism speed up as well. I thought if you always had something in your stomach it was like adding fuel to the fire.
It takes time to digest so basically you will have something in your stomach throughout the day. Though I wouldn't suggest goin under 3 meals. It's mainly about getting the right amount of macros per day, you hit those and your good to go.

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