View Full Version : hypothetical: If I ate every hour...
07-14-2009, 11:26 AM
what effect would eating every hour with the exception of the 1hr before workout, and 7 hours sleep have on the body?
My question is the theory/thought / what are the effects of having your body constantly in a digestive state.... or is it always in a digestive state no matter when you actually INGEST the food?
would this be the same as if you ate every other hour, and therefore the same as if you ate 3 meals a day???
will the same processes have occurred by 3PM if:
a. if I eat 500 cal worth of chicken at 1 PM or
b. if I eat 250 cal worth of chicken at 1 PM and 250 cal worth at 2 PM...
will my stomach have the exact same amount of food still left in stomach and or intestine?
07-14-2009, 12:04 PM
so it would be beneficial, say if I hypothetically got laid off and hypothetically while searching for a job on craig's list had nothing better to do than go to the gym and eat and sleep..
to hypothetically eat 12 meals a day???
of course all hypothetically =(
07-14-2009, 12:30 PM
if your going to be eating the same daily intake why would it matter?
3 meals aday = 3 meals worth of macro/cal
6 meals day = 6 meals worth of macro/cal
the more meals you eat the less you will get in each meal while hitting the same macros.
this wouldn't quite work out well eating every hour as your pre and/or post workout meal would be very weak and this is one/two meal(s) that should not be 'skimped' on
07-14-2009, 12:38 PM
because I suppose and want to know the difference and if there is a difference between:
eating a 500 calorie meal and it taking 60 minutes to digest and total absorption time being 90 minutes
or eating two, 250 calorie meals, an hour apart with each meal taking 30 minutes to digest and total absorption time of each meal being 45 minutes but back to back being 90 minutes.
07-14-2009, 02:21 PM
Hyperinsulinemia could develop, I suppose.
Constant activity of pancreas/GI could lead to over-buildup of reactive oxygen species/free radicals without any time for rest/repair ==> cancers.
I'm just hypothesizing here; it's an interesting question.
07-14-2009, 05:12 PM
One item that may be of interest is the effect on maximal protein synthesis. Can you eat too frequently? How would this affect plasma leucine levels for instance and how would the refractory effect play into it?
Layne has put his life into this area of research too if you want to dig into it some more.