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    Quote Originally Posted by Valdez View Post
    Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!
    I apologize haha.

    How the *** * can you eat 600g of carbs on some sitting Frank????? ****'s insane. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Reynolds View Post
    hah Yea that was why I was ****ing with you about your reading skills.

    On topic, 300g of carbs isn't all that much in a sitting. I have probably done 2-2.5x that in a sitting. I mean not something I will do everyday, but on a refeed or something.
    Good lord man! Makes sense tho you are a big ****er

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valdez View Post
    Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!



    Carbs while necessary, make me a chubby girl... I'm not really dieting right now. Just eating a lot and dirty at times to not get sick while lifting and running/HIIT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Reynolds View Post
    hah Yea that was why I was ****ing with you about your reading skills.

    On topic, 300g of carbs isn't all that much in a sitting. I have probably done 2-2.5x that in a sitting. I mean not something I will do everyday, but on a refeed or something.
    300 carbs for me on a refeed..is no problem at all..


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    My typical refeed was about 3,000g of carbs.

    Granted I'd usually feel like absolute **** lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Reynolds View Post
    My typical refeed was about 3,000g of carbs.

    Granted I'd usually feel like absolute **** lol.
    No ****ing way dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Reynolds
    My typical refeed was about 3,000g of carbs.

    Granted I'd usually feel like absolute **** lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Reynolds View Post
    My typical refeed was about 3,000g of carbs.

    Granted I'd usually feel like absolute **** lol.
    6 ways tonight dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Reynolds View Post
    My typical refeed was about 3,000g of carbs.

    Granted I'd usually feel like absolute **** lol.
    lmao..Now you got the strong reading skillz..
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    Quote Originally Posted by vidapreta View Post
    lmao..Now you got the strong reading skillz..
    No... I am just saying how many G of carbs a typical refeed was for me. Has nothing to do with your 300g/3000 calorie debacle..lol

    I think your reading skills are failing you again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Reynolds View Post
    No... I am just saying how many G of carbs a typical refeed was for me. Has nothing to do with your 300g/3000 calorie debacle..lol

    I think your reading skills are failing you again.



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    how much woudl u deplete in order to eat that many carbs damn!!!!................
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkretz View Post
    how much woudl u deplete in order to eat that many carbs damn!!!!................
    A lot. I was also really lean. That said it was MUCH more than I needed, but I enjoyed it, and it was a huge mental break. That can be very important when dieting.

    I would gain almost 20lbs from the time I woke up until I went to bed, and hold onto about 10-12 the next couple days.

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    I thought you were joking...you really refeed with 3,000 grams of carb!! Wow that's impressive... Impresivr..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Reynolds View Post
    A lot. I was also really lean. That said it was MUCH more than I needed, but I enjoyed it, and it was a huge mental break. That can be very important when dieting.

    I would gain almost 20lbs from the time I woke up until I went to bed, and hold onto about 10-12 the next couple days.


    Thats like a years worth in one day, **** me. Crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vidapreta View Post
    300 carbs for me on a refeed..is no problem at all..
    What would that meal look like? I'm interested .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimiFit View Post
    What would that meal look like? I'm interested .
    A whole box of a sugary cereal like Captn Crunch....is a good start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimiFit View Post
    What would that meal look like? I'm interested .
    And on my refeed day I shoot for 600-700 carbs...spread out throughout the day...Not in one meal..

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    I think both are just as good, i used to eat 6 meals a day but that can be a pain and feels like all i do is cook, i prefer the 3 meals and add homemade shakes greek yog things like that in between as long as you keep track of everything your fine there is no wrong answer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Phillips
    I think both are just as good, i used to eat 6 meals a day but that can be a pain and feels like all i do is cook, i prefer the 3 meals and add homemade shakes greek yog things like that in between as long as you keep track of everything your fine there is no wrong answer
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1

    Yeah 3 meals & 2-3 snacks does the trick.
    A Greek yogurt and 2 slices of cheese packs 24g of protein, 20g of carbs, 5-7g of fat & 260 calories.
    8 oz plain greek. Sargento jack cheese stick and a glass milk. 39 pro. 26 carb. 22 fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech

    8 oz plain greek. Sargento jack cheese stick and a glass milk. 39 pro. 26 carb. 22 fat.
    I do that with milk sometimes...
    I have bigger meals though.
    What I do is try not to go over 50-60g of fat a day...
    I had a peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole for breakfast with milk...
    So gotta watch the fats, don't want to over do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1

    I do that with milk sometimes...
    I have bigger meals though.
    What I do is try not to go over 50-60g of fat a day...
    I had a peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole for breakfast with milk...
    So gotta watch the fats, don't want to over do it.
    50-60g ? Dang.. i get between 90-120g but my carbs dont go over 250g
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyga tyga

    50-60g ? Dang.. i get between 90-120g but my carbs dont go over 250g
    I get 120 with like 450g carbs....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyga tyga

    50-60g ? Dang.. i get between 90-120g but my carbs dont go over 250g
    My carbs are in that same ballpark...
    Little bit lower sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick

    I get 120 with like 450g carbs....
    Holy carbo load
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyga tyga

    Holy carbo load
    Yeah I need it though. I workout 2x a day usually and one is always distance running.
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    I just upped to a slow bulk protocol on LG and i now eat 410g carbs 5 days a week ill taylor it based on what occurs with body comp
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    Comes down to activity.. 6 small meals would be better for an thlete and/or athletic person, 3 meals, or 6 meals is fine for a bodybuilder, and 1 meal in my opinion is practically IF (intermittent fasting) and is not something that should be done long term I reckon, just every know and again, like if you were doing IF or the Warrior diet to get super lean.. would not F with it over the long haul... but then again depends on lifestyle/activity etc.. I know one guy who works as a blue collar all day and then comes home to one large meal and he says he prefers it following the Warrior diet, but all "diet trends" seem to have a catch imo..

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    Hey guys,

    I know traditional knowledge is that you want to eat 6 meals a day throughout the day. I've seen around places that are now saying this is not true.. and that 1 or 2 or 3 is just as good? I was talking to a friend of mine who is all into nutrition and they were shocked I would even say such a thing, they were like no, it's science you should be eating ideally 6 times a day. By the way I generally do but just out of habit.

    Could someone point me in the right direction of where this new line of thought that says 1,2, or 3 is just as good as 6 is discussed or science behind it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumbles12
    Comes down to activity.. 6 small meals would be better for an thlete and/or athletic person, 3 meals, or 6 meals is fine for a bodybuilder, and 1 meal in my opinion is practically IF (intermittent fasting) and is not something that should be done long term I reckon, just every know and again, like if you were doing IF or the Warrior diet to get super lean.. would not F with it over the long haul... but then again depends on lifestyle/activity etc.. I know one guy who works as a blue collar all day and then comes home to one large meal and he says he prefers it following the Warrior diet, but all "diet trends" seem to have a catch imo..
    Why would it matter? Calories are calories, no matter how many meals it takes to get them.
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    some people get bloated etc..

    Wouldnt want to be gorging down meals if you were prett active imo..

    There are undouctedly other reasons but...

    "It is common sense really"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mumbles12
    some people get bloated etc..

    Wouldnt want to be gorging down meals if you were prett active imo..

    There are undouctedly other reasons but...

    "It is common sense really"
    And that's why you eat whichever way is easiest for your schedule.

    But saying IF is only good for cutting weight is ignorant.

    Its perfectly fine to do IF for the long term. In fact, many of the guys on here do just that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyga tyga View Post
    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.
    I've been looking around for this and all I tend to find is people preaching 5-7 or idealy 6 meals a day? can you point me into the direction of some of the numerous studies that have proven this wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyW

    I've been looking around for this and all I tend to find is people preaching 5-7 or idealy 6 meals a day? can you point me into the direction of some of the numerous studies that have proven this wrong?
    Look up intermittent fasting.
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    Ugh the hassle of when i was a slave to the 6 meals and eat every 2-3 hours BS i wish i would have found LG years ago and could enjoy my life and a wider variety of food sooner. Now i can focus on more than the clock.
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    I thrive on regular feelings so IF is not for me personally. It's not a hassle for me either, but understand lifestyle.

    I have my personal thoughts if you're talking 1 meal a day (I understand that's not truly what some of these do) and you're taking in a bunch of calories the body can only use so much at once. Though it's probably a decent number.

    People are different though so have to use what works best for you. I can't go long without eating and not make bad choices diet wise lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grambo
    I thrive on regular feelings so IF is not for me personally. It's not a hassle for me either, but understand lifestyle.

    I have my personal thoughts if you're talking 1 meal a day (I understand that's not truly what some of these do) and you're taking in a bunch of calories the body can only use so much at once. Though it's probably a decent number.

    People are different though so have to use what works best for you. I can't go long without eating and not make bad choices diet wise lol
    I'm like Goku from DBZ. I literally cannot function without food. I start to feel sick, get headaches, and feel weak as fuark.

    But that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyW

    I've been looking around for this and all I tend to find is people preaching 5-7 or idealy 6 meals a day? can you point me into the direction of some of the numerous studies that have proven this wrong?
    Intermittent fasting/ Lean Gains. Google it

    What it boils down to, is your total kcaloric intake for the day, hell; it COULD stretch as far as a weekly kcaloric intake. You eat a surplus of calories to grow, eat in a deficite (again albiet clean eating) to lose weight. Pretty simple.

    CBL has crushed the theory of "carbs through the day and taper off before bed".. but you have to understand insulin response and GLUT4, timing ect.

    Again, eat to what suits your day. Eating every 2-3hrs isnt a rule of thumb anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyga tyga View Post
    CBL has crushed the theory of "carbs through the day and taper off before bed"...
    Sorry but what is CBL?
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