Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 32
  1. #1
    Registered User foundationb's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Age: 19
    Stats: 5'6", 140 lbs
    Posts: 57
    Rep Power: 3
    foundationb has a spectacular aura about. (+250) foundationb has a spectacular aura about. (+250) foundationb has a spectacular aura about. (+250) foundationb has a spectacular aura about. (+250)
    Visit foundationb's BodySpace
    foundationb is offline

    Is it OK to eat only 3 times a day?

    I've been bulking and gaining steady amounts of muscle mass, but i've heard some people telling me i should be eating 5-6 times a day. My current schedule doesn't allow me to fit in these amount of meals but is it completely necessary to eat that many meals? Is there a specific reason for this?
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Formerly Vit4liz3d SneakyBrah's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2012
    Location: Italy
    Age: 18
    Stats: 5'7", 152 lbs
    Posts: 138
    Rep Power: 0
    SneakyBrah is a complete loser! (-2000) SneakyBrah is a complete loser! (-2000) SneakyBrah is a complete loser! (-2000) SneakyBrah is a complete loser! (-2000) SneakyBrah is a complete loser! (-2000) SneakyBrah is a complete loser! (-2000) SneakyBrah is a complete loser! (-2000) SneakyBrah is a complete loser! (-2000)
    Visit SneakyBrah's BodySpace
    SneakyBrah is offline
    Originally Posted by foundationb View Post
    I've been bulking and gaining steady amounts of muscle mass, but i've heard some people telling me i should be eating 5-6 times a day. My current schedule doesn't allow me to fit in these amount of meals but is it completely necessary to eat that many meals? Is there a specific reason for this?
    It's not necessary to eat such a high amount of meals. You can eat 1, 2, 3, 4...how many you like. All that matters is that you hit your macros.
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User Jummeh's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2011
    Age: 18
    Stats: 5'11", 176 lbs
    Posts: 41
    Rep Power: 0
    Jummeh is not very well liked. (-100)
    Visit Jummeh's BodySpace
    Jummeh is offline
    It is perfectly ok, meal timing does not matter.

    Search Matty Fusaro Meal Frequency on youtube for a video on why it is not important. (Cannot post link lol)
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User JakOz's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2011
    Location: Sweden
    Age: 19
    Stats: 5'11", 182 lbs
    Posts: 655
    Rep Power: 4
    JakOz is just really nice. (+1000) JakOz is just really nice. (+1000) JakOz is just really nice. (+1000) JakOz is just really nice. (+1000) JakOz is just really nice. (+1000) JakOz is just really nice. (+1000) JakOz is just really nice. (+1000) JakOz is just really nice. (+1000) JakOz is just really nice. (+1000) JakOz is just really nice. (+1000) JakOz is just really nice. (+1000)
    Visit JakOz's BodySpace
    JakOz is offline
    Everyone have their own theory when it comes to meal frequency, you simply have to try what works best for YOU. I'm eating 6-7 smaller meals a day because i don't like eating all my 1500 kcal/ 60g protein in one meal... And eating more often makes you not hungry between the meals so I'll recommend you eating every 3 hours/ 6 meals! Good luck OP!
    Brb, on my way to 200 lbs!

    Follow my new workout log for inspiration, motivation and daily updates: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=156629503&page=1
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    2StrongVon ZackeryVon's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2011
    Age: 20
    Stats: 5'10", 206 lbs
    Posts: 3,036
    Rep Power: 227
    ZackeryVon has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ZackeryVon has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ZackeryVon has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ZackeryVon has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ZackeryVon has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ZackeryVon has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ZackeryVon has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ZackeryVon has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ZackeryVon has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ZackeryVon has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ZackeryVon has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit ZackeryVon's BodySpace
    ZackeryVon is offline
    Meal timing and what not is irrelevant. Just get your macros and you're set.
    "The greats weren't great because at birth they could paint; the greats were great because they paint a lot."

    For personal coaching in diet, training and supplements PM me or check out my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/2strongvon
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Big buttsss cacahuete's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2011
    Stats: 6'0", 186 lbs
    Posts: 1,075
    Rep Power: 72
    cacahuete has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) cacahuete has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) cacahuete has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) cacahuete has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) cacahuete has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) cacahuete has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) cacahuete has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) cacahuete has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) cacahuete has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) cacahuete has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) cacahuete has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000)
    Visit cacahuete's BodySpace
    cacahuete is offline
    Yea.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User azahari12's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Age: 23
    Posts: 25
    Rep Power: 0
    azahari12 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit azahari12's BodySpace
    azahari12 is offline
    Originally Posted by JakOz View Post
    Everyone have their own theory when it comes to meal frequency, you simply have to try what works best for YOU. I'm eating 6-7 smaller meals a day because i don't like eating all my 1500 kcal/ 60g protein in one meal... And eating more often makes you not hungry between the meals so I'll recommend you eating every 3 hours/ 6 meals! Good luck OP!
    this! ;D
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User TN42's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2011
    Location: West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
    Age: 22
    Stats: 5'6", 177 lbs
    Posts: 2,469
    Rep Power: 1414
    TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit TN42's BodySpace
    TN42 is offline
    It doesn't matter how many times you eat per day. 1 meal is no different than 20 as long as your macros are the same. Just do whatever feels best and works well for you.
    ~Cody


    Lifting PRs:
    315lbs/255lbs/405lbs

    Goals by December 31, 2012:
    405lbs/315lbs/495lbs
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Registered User ATeeGee's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2011
    Age: 22
    Stats: 7'5", 185 lbs
    Posts: 2,544
    Rep Power: 0
    ATeeGee is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) ATeeGee is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) ATeeGee is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) ATeeGee is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) ATeeGee is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) ATeeGee is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) ATeeGee is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) ATeeGee is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) ATeeGee is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) ATeeGee is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) ATeeGee is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit ATeeGee's BodySpace
    ATeeGee is offline
    As long as your getting your macronutrients.
    However each to their own, some people find it easier to spread their meals over 4-7 a day.
    I personally eat 4 minimum, just depends how I feel that day. I like eating often also. Just a preference.
    *Licks the angus first crew*
    *Loves hbb girls heiny holes crew*
    *Used to eat slugs as a kid crew*
    *Wrestled a lepar crew*
    *Collects hbb's farts in peanut butter jars crew*
    *Cleans my feet with sandpaper crew*
    *8" inch dink but 2" girth crew*
    *Only clean dink every 2 weeks crew*
    *Made a necklace pendant out of smegma crew*
    *I take oral of Jackie Stallone crew*
    *I will live in Mia Malkovas ass crew*
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Registered User meatballs3000's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Age: 29
    Posts: 448
    Rep Power: 18
    meatballs3000 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) meatballs3000 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) meatballs3000 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) meatballs3000 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) meatballs3000 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) meatballs3000 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) meatballs3000 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) meatballs3000 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) meatballs3000 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) meatballs3000 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) meatballs3000 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    meatballs3000 is offline
    You guys are wrong - It DOES matter how frequently you eat, because eating only 1 meal a day will slow your metabolism and it won't work anyways - Ever see a muscley guy who eats only once a day? Of course not. Now, back on topic ---- most people eat 3-4 times a day, so yea, eating 3 times per day is normal and perfectly fine. You can eat 5-6 times if it makes you feel better, but you dont need to eat that often, unless you're an endurance athlete or very active.
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Registered User YzN94's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2012
    Age: 20
    Stats: 5'11", 181 lbs
    Posts: 301
    Rep Power: 7
    YzN94 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) YzN94 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) YzN94 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) YzN94 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) YzN94 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) YzN94 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) YzN94 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) YzN94 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) YzN94 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) YzN94 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) YzN94 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    Visit YzN94's BodySpace
    YzN94 is offline
    Originally Posted by meatballs3000 View Post
    You guys are wrong - It DOES matter how frequently you eat, because eating only 1 meal a day will slow your metabolism and it won't work anyways - Ever see a muscley guy who eats only once a day? Of course not. Now, back on topic ---- most people eat 3-4 times a day, so yea, eating 3 times per day is normal and perfectly fine. You can eat 5-6 times if it makes you feel better, but you dont need to eat that often, unless you're an endurance athlete or very active.
    To begin with, I don't think you can stuff your face with all your macros at once.
    Reply With Quote

  12. #12
    Registered User snorkelman's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2007
    Location: Florida, United States
    Age: 41
    Stats: 5'9", 200 lbs
    Posts: 21,209
    BodyPoints: 417
    Rep Power: 72081
    snorkelman has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) snorkelman has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) snorkelman has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) snorkelman has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) snorkelman has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) snorkelman has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) snorkelman has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) snorkelman has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) snorkelman has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) snorkelman has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) snorkelman has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit snorkelman's BodySpace
    snorkelman is offline
    Originally Posted by foundationb View Post
    Is it OK to eat only 3 times a day?
    Yes it is. The issue comes up when a large man is bulking on 5000-6000 calories a day. Many people find it uncomfortable to fit that into 3 meals, and are more able to fit it into more meals.

    Don't believe the nonsense from a red guy trying to imply that more meals = faster metabolism.
    Reply With Quote

  13. #13
    Endorphin fiend XxxOneMoRepxxX's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2011
    Location: Florida, United States
    Stats: 5'7", 158 lbs
    Posts: 1,776
    Rep Power: 291
    XxxOneMoRepxxX has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) XxxOneMoRepxxX has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) XxxOneMoRepxxX has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) XxxOneMoRepxxX has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) XxxOneMoRepxxX has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) XxxOneMoRepxxX has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) XxxOneMoRepxxX has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) XxxOneMoRepxxX has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) XxxOneMoRepxxX has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) XxxOneMoRepxxX has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) XxxOneMoRepxxX has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit XxxOneMoRepxxX's BodySpace
    XxxOneMoRepxxX is offline
    Originally Posted by snorkelman View Post
    Yes it is. The issue comes up when a large man is bulking on 5000-6000 calories a day. Many people find it uncomfortable to fit that into 3 meals, and are more able to fit it into more meals.

    Don't believe the nonsense from a red guy trying to imply that more meals = faster metabolism.
    This. Where in FL do you live? I'm in Sanford.
    LBJ fan
    Philadelphia Eagles
    *Extreme Dips Crew*

    Goals for 2014
    []Squat-350
    []Bench-315
    []Deadlift-350
    Reply With Quote

  14. #14
    Registered User TN42's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2011
    Location: West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
    Age: 22
    Stats: 5'6", 177 lbs
    Posts: 2,469
    Rep Power: 1414
    TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) TN42 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit TN42's BodySpace
    TN42 is offline
    Originally Posted by meatballs3000 View Post
    You guys are wrong - It DOES matter how frequently you eat, because eating only 1 meal a day will slow your metabolism and it won't work anyways - Ever see a muscley guy who eats only once a day? Of course not. Now, back on topic ---- most people eat 3-4 times a day, so yea, eating 3 times per day is normal and perfectly fine. You can eat 5-6 times if it makes you feel better, but you dont need to eat that often, unless you're an endurance athlete or very active.

    Entirely wrong. Meal frequency has no overall effect on metabolism.
    ~Cody


    Lifting PRs:
    315lbs/255lbs/405lbs

    Goals by December 31, 2012:
    405lbs/315lbs/495lbs
    Reply With Quote

  15. #15
    Registered User jsullivan93's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2011
    Location: United States
    Age: 21
    Stats: 5'6", 220 lbs
    Posts: 1,840
    Rep Power: 4758
    jsullivan93 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) jsullivan93 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) jsullivan93 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) jsullivan93 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) jsullivan93 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) jsullivan93 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) jsullivan93 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) jsullivan93 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) jsullivan93 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) jsullivan93 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) jsullivan93 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit jsullivan93's BodySpace
    jsullivan93 is offline
    Originally Posted by meatballs3000 View Post
    You guys are wrong - It DOES matter how frequently you eat, because eating only 1 meal a day will slow your metabolism and it won't work anyways - Ever see a muscley guy who eats only once a day? Of course not. Now, back on topic ---- most people eat 3-4 times a day, so yea, eating 3 times per day is normal and perfectly fine. You can eat 5-6 times if it makes you feel better, but you dont need to eat that often, unless you're an endurance athlete or very active.
    negged
    Reply With Quote

  16. #16
    Banned noarmsjustlegs's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Age: 20
    Stats: 170 lbs
    Posts: 2,245
    Rep Power: 0
    noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit noarmsjustlegs's BodySpace
    noarmsjustlegs is offline
    6 is better than 3, though.. Cause it boosts your metabolism, and it makes you digest the food faster. You could do healthy snacks in between, cottage cheese, protein bar or shakes. Just something natural.
    Reply With Quote

  17. #17
    Registered User miamibodybuilder's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2009
    Location: Hialeah, Florida, United States
    Age: 35
    Stats: 5'0", 198 lbs
    Posts: 2,131
    Rep Power: 1324
    miamibodybuilder has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) miamibodybuilder has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) miamibodybuilder has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) miamibodybuilder has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) miamibodybuilder has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) miamibodybuilder has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) miamibodybuilder has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) miamibodybuilder has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) miamibodybuilder has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) miamibodybuilder has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) miamibodybuilder has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit miamibodybuilder's BodySpace
    miamibodybuilder is offline
    the reason to eat 5-6 small portioned meals a day is to keep the metabolism going. if you have long breaks in between meals then the body thinks you're starving it or not feeding it enough fuel, especially if you're a serious trainer. that will result usually in muscle loss. therefore, adding in those meals will keep your body burning and feeding the muscles at the same time. if you cant have whole meals, add a couple shakes man. they're very convenient and obviously mobile.
    NGA Natural bodybuilder
    AAEFX Board Rep
    Team Natural Freak
    Reply With Quote

  18. #18
    Banned IPlayRugby's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2011
    Location: New Zealand
    Age: 19
    Stats: 5'7", 167 lbs
    Posts: 3,144
    Rep Power: 0
    IPlayRugby has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IPlayRugby has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IPlayRugby has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IPlayRugby has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IPlayRugby has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IPlayRugby has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IPlayRugby has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IPlayRugby has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IPlayRugby has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IPlayRugby has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IPlayRugby has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit IPlayRugby's BodySpace
    IPlayRugby is offline
    Originally Posted by meatballs3000 View Post
    You guys are wrong - It DOES matter how frequently you eat, because eating only 1 meal a day will slow your metabolism and it won't work anyways - Ever see a muscley guy who eats only once a day? Of course not. Now, back on topic ---- most people eat 3-4 times a day, so yea, eating 3 times per day is normal and perfectly fine. You can eat 5-6 times if it makes you feel better, but you dont need to eat that often, unless you're an endurance athlete or very active.
    wot.


    eat whenever you want aslong as it fits in with your macros
    Reply With Quote

  19. #19
    Banned spiderman997's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2010
    Posts: 16,237
    Rep Power: 0
    spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    spiderman997 is offline
    Originally Posted by noarmsjustlegs View Post
    6 is better than 3, though.. Cause it boosts your metabolism, and it makes you digest the food faster. You could do healthy snacks in between, cottage cheese, protein bar or shakes. Just something natural.
    Originally Posted by miamibodybuilder View Post
    the reason to eat 5-6 small portioned meals a day is to keep the metabolism going. if you have long breaks in between meals then the body thinks you're starving it or not feeding it enough fuel, especially if you're a serious trainer. that will result usually in muscle loss. therefore, adding in those meals will keep your body burning and feeding the muscles at the same time. if you cant have whole meals, add a couple shakes man. they're very convenient and obviously mobile.
    Incorrect. This **** was proven wrong like 10 years ago, srs guys?
    Reply With Quote

  20. #20
    Banned .Excalibur's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2009
    Location: Georgia, United States
    Age: 20
    Stats: 5'6", 170 lbs
    Posts: 7,645
    Rep Power: 0
    .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit .Excalibur's BodySpace
    .Excalibur is offline
    Originally Posted by meatballs3000 View Post
    You guys are wrong - It DOES matter how frequently you eat, because eating only 1 meal a day will slow your metabolism and it won't work anyways - Ever see a muscley guy who eats only once a day? Of course not. Now, back on topic ---- most people eat 3-4 times a day, so yea, eating 3 times per day is normal and perfectly fine. You can eat 5-6 times if it makes you feel better, but you dont need to eat that often, unless you're an endurance athlete or very active.
    I've never seen anyone eat once per day.
    Reply With Quote

  21. #21
    Banned spiderman997's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2010
    Posts: 16,237
    Rep Power: 0
    spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    spiderman997 is offline
    Originally Posted by .Excalibur View Post
    I've never seen anyone eat once per day.
    I've done it before lol. I actually have some research on my HDD that compared results from people eating 1 meal a day vs 3 meals a day vs 6 meals a day. Surprisingly the 1 meal a day group had the best preservation of LBM, go figure. They were miserable the whole time though, so I wouldn't recommend it. Will see if I can find it.
    Reply With Quote

  22. #22
    Banned .Excalibur's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2009
    Location: Georgia, United States
    Age: 20
    Stats: 5'6", 170 lbs
    Posts: 7,645
    Rep Power: 0
    .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit .Excalibur's BodySpace
    .Excalibur is offline
    Originally Posted by spiderman997 View Post
    I've done it before lol. I actually have some research on my HDD that compared results from people eating 1 meal a day vs 3 meals a day vs 6 meals a day. Surprisingly the 1 meal a day group had the best preservation of LBM, go figure. They were miserable the whole time though, so I wouldn't recommend it. Will see if I can find it.
    Did you 'adjust' to eating 1x per day? In other words, did you stop becoming hungry between eating times and were you able to eat everything you needed to in that one meal?

    I have heard of that kind of diet, but I've never met anyone that has used it.
    Reply With Quote

  23. #23
    Registered User GregDeguzman's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2012
    Location: Hemet, California, United States
    Stats: 5'7", 160 lbs
    Posts: 115
    Rep Power: 4
    GregDeguzman is just really nice. (+1000) GregDeguzman is just really nice. (+1000) GregDeguzman is just really nice. (+1000) GregDeguzman is just really nice. (+1000) GregDeguzman is just really nice. (+1000) GregDeguzman is just really nice. (+1000) GregDeguzman is just really nice. (+1000) GregDeguzman is just really nice. (+1000)
    Visit GregDeguzman's BodySpace
    GregDeguzman is offline
    Originally Posted by foundationb View Post
    I've been bulking and gaining steady amounts of muscle mass, but i've heard some people telling me i should be eating 5-6 times a day. My current schedule doesn't allow me to fit in these amount of meals but is it completely necessary to eat that many meals? Is there a specific reason for this?
    5-6 small meals a day is a myth. Just make sure you can fit your all your daily macronutrients in those 3 meals. And sometimes when I get busy, I only eat 2 big meals in a day ;-)
    Click here http://ShredNutrition.com
    Reply With Quote

  24. #24
    Banned spiderman997's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2010
    Posts: 16,237
    Rep Power: 0
    spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    spiderman997 is offline
    Originally Posted by .Excalibur View Post
    Did you 'adjust' to eating 1x per day? In other words, did you stop becoming hungry between eating times and were you able to eat everything you needed to in that one meal?

    I have heard of that kind of diet, but I've never met anyone that has used it.
    Yeah eventually ghrelin and leptin signalling regulates and your appetite isn't bad at all. The longer your fasting periods the longer it takes to regulate. Once you get used to it the fasting periods are great, almost euphoric because I always got great clarity of mind when doing it. Also makes food prep REALLY easy since you just cook a ****load an hour right before your feast. I wouldn't actually recommend it though, I tried it mostly out of curiosity.
    Reply With Quote

  25. #25
    Banned .Excalibur's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2009
    Location: Georgia, United States
    Age: 20
    Stats: 5'6", 170 lbs
    Posts: 7,645
    Rep Power: 0
    .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) .Excalibur has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit .Excalibur's BodySpace
    .Excalibur is offline
    Originally Posted by spiderman997 View Post
    Yeah eventually ghrelin and leptin signalling regulates and your appetite isn't bad at all. The longer your fasting periods the longer it takes to regulate. Once you get used to it the fasting periods are great, almost euphoric because I always got great clarity of mind when doing it. Also makes food prep REALLY easy since you just cook a ****load an hour right before your feast. I wouldn't actually recommend it though, I tried it mostly out of curiosity.
    I think that would be my main motivation to do something like that. I have terrible eating habits. I eat almost constantly because I do it on impulse (yet I end up eating the same foods at the same time every day b/c I'm a very plain eater) , and the result is me spending half my day cooking food, where as I would just spend a small amount of time cooking a single large meal.
    Reply With Quote

  26. #26
    Banned spiderman997's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2010
    Posts: 16,237
    Rep Power: 0
    spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) spiderman997 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    spiderman997 is offline
    Originally Posted by .Excalibur View Post
    I think that would be my main motivation to do something like that. I have terrible eating habits. I eat almost constantly because I do it on impulse (yet I end up eating the same foods at the same time every day b/c I'm a very plain eater) , and the result is me spending half my day cooking food, where as I would just spend a small amount of time cooking a single large meal.
    Same. Basically what I do now is cook one large meal that I can eat all day. Eg, today I woke up early and cooked a massive serving of turkey fried rice with scrambled eggs. Saved the leftovers and I've been eating it all day to hit my macros. Kinda dull but it gets the job done.
    Reply With Quote

  27. #27
    Registered User Pittsburghh's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2011
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Age: 20
    Stats: 194 lbs
    Posts: 308
    Rep Power: 14
    Pittsburghh is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pittsburghh is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pittsburghh is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pittsburghh is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pittsburghh is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pittsburghh is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pittsburghh is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pittsburghh is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pittsburghh is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pittsburghh is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pittsburghh is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    Visit Pittsburghh's BodySpace
    Pittsburghh is offline
    Originally Posted by meatballs3000 View Post
    You guys are wrong - It DOES matter how frequently you eat, because eating only 1 meal a day will slow your metabolism and it won't work anyways - Ever see a muscley guy who eats only once a day? Of course not. Now, back on topic ---- most people eat 3-4 times a day, so yea, eating 3 times per day is normal and perfectly fine. You can eat 5-6 times if it makes you feel better, but you dont need to eat that often, unless you're an endurance athlete or very active.



    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=139968253
    Reply With Quote

  28. #28
    Registered User bannoura's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2011
    Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
    Age: 28
    Stats: 6'1", 190 lbs
    Posts: 165
    Rep Power: 26
    bannoura has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) bannoura has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) bannoura has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) bannoura has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) bannoura has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) bannoura has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) bannoura has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) bannoura has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) bannoura has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) bannoura has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) bannoura has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit bannoura's BodySpace
    bannoura is offline
    you don't have to but your body is smart, if you eat 3 times a day, it gets used to that, if you eat 5 times a day, it also gets used to that and you feel hungry every 3 hours, cause your body got used to being fed every 3 hours, just for example. As long as you eat the amount of protein and nutrition you need, you should be fine, just make sure if you are put on some muscle and weight , you have to go over the recommended amount of calories a day, like lets say you burn 2900 cals a day, try to aim for 3300 or so calories to gain muscle mass and weight. Just eat till you feel like throwing up lol .....

    Just out of curiosity , how can anyone just eat 3 times? I mean 3 big meals yes, but what about snacks? Like sweet potatoes or something, I always eat that, I also drink my serious mass weight gainer. I count 5 times; 3 meals, 2 sweet potatoes and 700cals from the serious mass with milk and peanut butter.
    Reply With Quote

  29. #29
    Banned Vinzr's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Posts: 2,752
    Rep Power: 0
    Vinzr has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Vinzr has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Vinzr has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Vinzr has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Vinzr has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Vinzr has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Vinzr has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Vinzr has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Vinzr has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Vinzr has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Vinzr has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Vinzr's BodySpace
    Vinzr is offline
    If you're gaining weight or growing then obviously it should be working.

    And if it's 3 large meals per day then that's okay.
    Reply With Quote

  30. #30
    Banned noarmsjustlegs's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Age: 20
    Stats: 170 lbs
    Posts: 2,245
    Rep Power: 0
    noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) noarmsjustlegs is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit noarmsjustlegs's BodySpace
    noarmsjustlegs is offline
    Then how come most pro bodybuilders eat 4-7 meals per day?? Show me broscience
    Reply With Quote

Reply
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Is It Ok To Eat Just One Meal A Day ?
    By Faitless in forum Losing Fat
    Replies: 71
    Last Post: 09-29-2013, 06:43 AM
  2. Is it ok to...
    By bl1211 in forum Nutrition and Supplements
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11-02-2010, 05:26 AM
  3. Need Advice - Times and Amounts + Loading?
    By H8ff0000 in forum Supplements
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-26-2009, 06:56 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-19-2009, 11:02 PM
  5. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-18-2006, 08:44 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout