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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Tonycfh View Post
    Science > opinion......i'd advise you to do some research
    I have this opinion cause i have read this in a science article.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    So does the same thing happen with carbs?

    I'd can only eat max 75g of carbs with a meal right, if I eat more my body either won't "use" them or I'll just gain fat... Right?

    Or am I doing it wrong?
    Carbs and Protein are diferent things.But yeah if you overdo it with carbs the rest will go to toilet or gain some fat.I have read this to in a science article too.

    And Panterra let me tell you one more thing.Calorie intake is just a number.The body uses the calories it takes and it learns to keep your weigh with the calories you take.I have a friend who works and eats 1-2 times a day and not a serius meal.SOme almonds with yogurt or cereal and he is 1.78 83 kilos with muscles.I also dont eat the exactly calories i need for my lifestyle cause i have a very active life due to my gymnastics college and my kilos but i saw diferences in my body since i put more 2 meals cause i used to eat 3 big meals.Now i eat 5 normal meals.This thing with the calories had also told it to me a guy who is doing bodybulding.The calories doesnt exactly matter.

    I also have to say that i dont have the Intention to insult anyone or be 'enemys' with some of you in forum.We are here to advice and learn too.
    Peace my friends.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by MrChocoLate

    Carbs and Protein are diferent things.But yeah if you overdo it with carbs the rest will go to toilet or gain some fat.I have read this to in a science article too.

    And Panterra let me tell you one more thing.Calorie intake is just a number.The body uses the calories it takes and it learns to keep your weigh with the calories you take.I have a friend who works and eats 1-2 times a day and not a serius meal.SOme almonds with yogurt or cereal and he is 1.78 83 kilos with muscles.I also dont eat the exactly calories i need for my lifestyle cause i have a very active life due to my gymnastics college and my kilos but i saw diferences in my body since i put more 2 meals cause i used to eat 3 big meals.Now i eat 5 normal meals.This thing with the calories had also told it to me a guy who is doing bodybulding.The calories doesnt exactly matter.

    I also have to say that i dont have the Intention to insult anyone or be 'enemys' with some of you in forum.We are here to advice and learn too.
    Peace my friends.
    Is this real life? I honestly can't understand what you're trying to say. Just look up "if it fits your macros"

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Tonycfh View Post
    Is this real life? I honestly can't understand what you're trying to say. Just look up "if it fits your macros"
    When you dont have an answer you dont understand.That's all from me about the meal plan.Just make sure you make some more search.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by MrChocoLate

    When you dont have to say you dont understand.That's all from me about the meal plan.Just make sure you make some more search.
    Research on what? Are we still talking about meal frequancy or have you moved on to saying your calorie intake doesn't matter in the pursuite of your goals? To put it as simple as possible....meal frequency does not matter. Caloric surplus = weight gain, caloric deficit = weight loss. I don't understand how you're actually disputing this
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by MrChocoLate View Post
    When you dont have an answer you dont understand.That's all from me about the meal plan.Just make sure you make some more search.
    your old school train of thought has been proved wrong time and time again, now if your saying that method works for you then congrats but in real life its not the best way of dieting. these debates have been covered for god knows how long and i honestly dont know why i bother to chime in anymore..
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    your old school train of thought has been proved wrong time and time again, now if your saying that method works for you then congrats but in real life its not the best way of dieting. these debates have been covered for god knows how long and i honestly dont know why i bother to chime in anymore..
    Work for me and for other many people i know.You guys keep eating 2-3 times a day.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by MrChocoLate

    Work for me and for other many people i know.You guys keep eating 2-3 times a day.
    Lol at the dogma of 6-7 meals a day deal of dieting still. Although im eating six a day now.. but when i prepped the first four weeks was IF/LG.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by tyga tyga View Post
    Lol at the dogma of 6-7 meals a day deal of dieting still. Although im eating six a day now.. but when i prepped the first four weeks was IF/LG.
    Didnt understand what you say.Maybe i forgot my english due to lack of exercise but i am eating 5-6 times a day too.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by MrChocoLate

    Didnt understand what you say.Maybe i forgot my english due to lack of exercise but i am eating 5-6 times a day too.
    Let me rephrase that. Its an oldschool belief that 5-7 meals a day is needed to sustain a "steady metabolism" it has been proven wrong numerous times. Now, 2-3 meals a day will suffice in BUILDING muscle and or lose fat, all it takes is a little research/googling and an open mind to understand the outdated 5-7meal option isnt king.
    Psalms 62:1-62:2

  11. Quote Originally Posted by tyga tyga

    Let me rephrase that. Its an oldschool belief that 5-7 meals a day is needed to sustain a "steady metabolism" it has been proven wrong numerous times. Now, 2-3 meals a day will suffice in BUILDING muscle and or lose fat, all it takes is a little research/googling and an open mind to understand the outdated 5-7meal option isnt king.
    This

  12. Quote Originally Posted by tyga tyga View Post
    Let me rephrase that. Its an oldschool belief that 5-7 meals a day is needed to sustain a "steady metabolism" it has been proven wrong numerous times. Now, 2-3 meals a day will suffice in BUILDING muscle and or lose fat, all it takes is a little research/googling and an open mind to understand the outdated 5-7meal option isnt king.
    Yeah you are right but i was speaking when you are training hard and not for a common person.I still believe that 5-7 meals are better cause your body is so tired and needs food proteins carbs vitamins aminos and etc.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by MrChocoLate

    Yeah you are right but i was speaking when you are training hard and not for a common person.I still believe that 5-7 meals are better cause your body is so tired and needs food proteins carbs vitamins aminos and etc.
    This cant be real. Youve got some reading to catch up on...
    Here plain and simple:
    To gain weight eat a surplus
    To lose weight eat in a deficit (albiet clean, and not junk)
    Your body will utilize "carbs/protien/fats" you give it, unless you take too much dietary fiber which will block micronutrient absorbtion.
    Psalms 62:1-62:2

  14. Quote Originally Posted by MrChocoLate

    Work for me and for other many people i know.You guys keep eating 2-3 times a day.
    Thats the point im trying to make. Your method works for you and 2 meals a day works for me. Your method isn't the best and neither is mine.
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    Thats the point im trying to make. Your method works for you and 2 meals a day works for me. Your method isn't the best and neither is mine.
    Yeah i have told it that we are here to give advice and to learn.You have your methods i have mine.I agree with you.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by MrChocoLate View Post
    Yeah you are right but i was speaking when you are training hard and not for a common person.I still believe that 5-7 meals are better cause your body is so tired and needs food proteins carbs vitamins aminos and etc.
    If I ate 200g of carbs with my first meal, how is that different from spreading that same amount over 2 meals? i.e. 100g per meal? The reality is that there is no difference (keeping on mind that the compostition of those calories are equal (i.e. that say I instead ate 3 pieces of bread for breakfast instead of 6 and put the other 3 in my next meal). The body stores the carbs it doesnt need as muscle/liver/blood glycogen which can be used at any point for muscle/brain fuel. Ergo it doesnt need to be constantly fed in order to reap the same benefits.

    The body has a wonderous capability to store nutrients in a way that doesnt promote fat gain if it fits "in your macros".

  17. Quote Originally Posted by MrChocoLate

    Yeah you are right but i was speaking when you are training hard and not for a common person.I still believe that 5-7 meals are better cause your body is so tired and needs food proteins carbs vitamins aminos and etc.
    Keep believing that haha

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    If I ate 200g of carbs with my first meal, how is that different from spreading that same amount over 2 meals? i.e. 100g per meal? The reality is that there is no difference (keeping on mind that the compostition of those calories are equal (i.e. that say I instead ate 3 pieces of bread for breakfast instead of 6 and put the other 3 in my next meal). The body stores the carbs it doesnt need as muscle/liver/blood glycogen which can be used at any point for muscle/brain fuel. Ergo it doesnt need to be constantly fed in order to reap the same benefits.

    The body has a wonderous capability to store nutrients in a way that doesnt promote fat gain if it fits "in your macros".
    That's your opinion.I have seen diferent results in my body with more meals than 3.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by uvawahoowa View Post
    Keep believing that haha
    When you dont agree tell your opinion.Dont only laugh like a fool.Guys here told me their searches and their opinions and i respect that.But dont post if you dont have anything to say.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by MrChocoLate

    When you dont agree tell your opinion.Dont only laugh like a fool.Guys here told me their searches and their opinions and i respect that.But dont post if you dont have anything to say.
    It's not opinion....it's fact. If you have seen differences having 3 extra meals it's because you were taking in more overall calories or less calories. If you are tracking calories and macros and spread it through 6 or 2 meals you will find there is no difference as long as you're eating the same calories and macros

  21. Is this still going on
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by hvactech
    Is this still going on
    I give up at this stage....haha

  23. don't worry about all the IF leangains guys it may work for them but its not optimal for promoting hypertrophy and it has nothing to do with thermal effect and everything to do with nutrient absorption don't really need a study to show that the digestive system handles smaller meals spaced apart better than it does one giant meal.

    not knocking IF for anyone that uses it, its a decent feeding protocol that fits lots of peoples schedules but to say its the best way to do things and then act like anyone who disagrees doesn't know what they're talking about is kind of silly imo

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Oscar
    don't worry about all the IF leangains guys it may work for them but its not optimal for promoting hypertrophy and it has nothing to do with thermal effect and everything to do with nutrient absorption don't really need a study to show that the digestive system handles smaller meals spaced apart better than it does one giant meal.

    not knocking IF for anyone that uses it, its a decent feeding protocol that fits lots of peoples schedules but to say its the best way to do things and then act like anyone who disagrees doesn't know what they're talking about is kind of silly imo
    I don't do IF myself....i'm just saying it's not necessary to eat 6 times a day to gain muscle or lose fat and that it will make no difference to body composition when you get your macros in for the day....in 6 meals, 3 meals, 15 meals or wether you get most of your carbs in the morning or at 12 at night once you hit cals and macro goals. I'm not saying he's wrong or his way of doing it won't work but it's not neccesary or even optimal. As for the body finding it easier to download smaller more frequant meals i've had no problems and at the end of the day it still has to digest the same amount just in less frequant bigger meals.

  25. I meant to say digest instead of download....haha

  26. [QUOTE=Oscar;3721230]don't worry about all the IF leangains guys it may work for them but its not optimal for promoting hypertrophy and it has nothing to do with thermal effect and everything to do with nutrient absorption don't really need a study to show that the digestive system handles smaller meals spaced apart better than it does one giant meal.

    That's what i am talking about. +1

  27. Quote Originally Posted by Tonycfh

    I don't do IF myself....i'm just saying it's not necessary to eat 6 times a day to gain muscle or lose fat and that it will make no difference to body composition when you get your macros in for the day....in 6 meals, 3 meals, 15 meals or wether you get most of your carbs in the morning or at 12 at night once you hit cals and macro goals. I'm not saying he's wrong or his way of doing it won't work but it's not neccesary or even optimal. As for the body finding it easier to download smaller more frequant meals i've had no problems and at the end of the day it still has to digest the same amount just in less frequant bigger meals.
    This.

    Thank you for typing this out lol im on my phone so its a hassle. I was going to reply earlier, but; again its a hassle to do it from my phone. There not grasping the simplicity to the situation, get your kcalories in and your fine. Eat a surplus gain weight, deficit and you loose weight (again, albiet clean though) 1,2,6 or twelve meals DOESNT matter.
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  28. 15 meals...

    Myself I eat small meals through out the day @ around 200-400 calories or so.
    Usually my carbs & protein are right about the same amount. Fats I strive to stay under a certain # for the day. I do this because for me personally it's keeps me satisfied that way. I seem to find that a few big meals I'm still hungry which can cause me to over eat.

    At the end of the day I don't think there's a right or wrong answer I think it's about figuring out what works best for you.
    There's millions of theories on how to tailor a diet, also same can be said for weight training.

    Bottom line do what you enjoy, easier to stay consistent that way & reach your overall goals.
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  29. Bottom line do what you enjoy, easier to stay consistent that way & reach your overall goals.[/QUOTE]

    This is true. But it just annoys me when people are so dogmatic "i eat 6 meals a day to keep my metabolism running and your body can only digest so much protein in 1 sitting and remember no carbs after 9 etc" and then make out is the only way to do it

  30. Quote Originally Posted by MrChocoLate View Post
    That's your opinion.I have seen diferent results in my body with more meals than 3.
    No, it isn't. This information happens to come from very recent research. I would love for you to post studies that conclude that meal frequency is an important determinant in muscular hypertrophy or strength; these studies must also have controls that eat the same quantity of food in less meals. I.e. the studied group has 6-7 meals while the control has 3 meals and all calories of both groups and food composition is equal.

    I should add that I don't disagree with your methods, and as TonyCFH stated above, it just doesn't affect body composition. However in the times when you need like 4000 calories to get through the day it would be advisable to space them out to avoid discomfort, unless of course you can handle 2000 calories in a meal like Breezy can. In any case if it works for you to have 6 meals, then by all means. People are not arguing against this working for someone, they are only arguing that it is not physiologically more effective to space them out over 6 meals instead of <3
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