View Full Version : Front loading your calories?

02-03-2003, 08:40 PM
I was reading an article in mens health that says its good to take in the bulk of your cals in your first 3 meals. They suggest 4 meals a day, with 1-3 being high in cals, and #4 being around 300-400.

Anyone else do anything like this? They said you would sleep better, and maybe even lose more weight, but does this really work?

02-03-2003, 08:45 PM
My guess would be that you would be more active after the early meals. Therefore, you would need more calores for the higher activity.

02-04-2003, 09:52 AM
I also have heard that its good to get majority of your cals in during the first half of your day.

02-04-2003, 11:30 AM
Not sure, body is going use what it uses. I do make breakfast a big meal though. I do eat most of my fats for breakfast, maybe its all in my head though.

02-04-2003, 01:55 PM
I tend to eat heavier in the A.M. as opposed to the evening.

02-04-2003, 03:14 PM
Really, it's not going to matter much.

Cals in vs. cals out: that's what's important.