Newbie need help - Can extra meals (6 meals) be replaced by carb supplements?
The title has it all.
The issue - I do not have a the time to stick to diets of 6 meals per day. If one wants to build fast one has to have around 6 meals per day if I am not mistaken. If it is impossible to build without extra meals (6 meals per day) let me know the diets I should stick to and easily prepare.
Can meals be replaced by supplements? If so what type of supplements would be needed? Protein or carb?
From my limited experience I would imagine that diets (if can be replaced) should be replaced by carb supplements and post workout supplements should be protein supplements?
Am I right?
Need feedback please and let me know what supplements you would recommend.
A few things about me -
6 feet tall
Lean built (165 Lbs/75 Kgs)
Planning to hit 85Kgs
Have been hitting the gym for a few months now with moderate improvements
Most who try to gain muscle and mass stick to a diet plan of atleast 6 meals per day (for about 6 months) do they not? So I assumed this was the natural way of gaining muscle and mass.
However if i am wrong please let me know how many meals per day are enough (I usually have only 3 - breakfast, lunch and dinner) and in addition to these how many supplement intakes should one take for a day and what supplements should they be.
I assume a protein supplement and a carb supplement?
1st of all thank you so much for your feedback. There is so much infor here (in this forum) that i might need a year to go through. I have some quick questions I would like to shoot. It would be helpful and I shall be grateful (of course) if anyone of you could answer these questions or direct me to the answers (links) which are not controversial (accepted material).
I tend to get in to shape quite well but i tend to Bulk up less. I like to look a bit filled. So the questions are -
(1) Does this mean I don't take carb enough? Or enough proteins Or don't workout enough? (this is of course assuming that I don't have any genetic reasons for lesser growth - infact I build okay).
(2) What supplements are recommended? (only protein?)
(2.1) If so what do carb supplements do?
(3) What supplements are recommended? (I have only whey protein gold)