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Bam Bam
08-16-2001, 08:53 AM
Is there much benefit in doing this or will your metabolism styay in full gear off every 3 hrs of feeding?

Cackerot69
08-16-2001, 09:34 AM
The only real benefits to eating frequently is appetite and craving control, and energy stabilization.

Joe Black
08-16-2001, 09:37 AM
What about the fact that the meals will be smaller...

Wonlt that help raise your metabolism?

Cackerot69
08-16-2001, 09:46 AM
No.

Yaz
08-16-2001, 10:08 AM
It will help to properly digest the nutrients as they are needed. As opposed to cramming them down all at once and having some stored as fat.

That, is, it. That and hunger.

Cackerot69
08-16-2001, 10:13 AM
All nutrients are digested regardless..unless you puke them up.

The_Chicken_Daddy
08-16-2001, 10:16 AM
Not necessarily. Have you not heard of egestion?

Yaz
08-16-2001, 10:17 AM
Cackerot - I mean as efficiently as possible without fat storage. If you cram 100g of carbs down per sitting 3x per day, you're going to get a hell of a lot fatter than opposed to eating 50g per sitting 6x.

Cackerot69
08-16-2001, 10:30 AM
No you won't. Any fat you store from that meal will just be metabolized later in the day for energy.

Gyno Rhino
08-16-2001, 10:31 AM
Just eat as often as you can. Evening out your digestive process and metabolism would be great. If you can eat every hour, do it. Eat in the middle of the night, too.

Cackerot69
08-16-2001, 10:37 AM
WTF?

Yaz
08-16-2001, 12:49 PM
What you said works for maintaining a healthy weight. As far as maintaining a consistant and more desirable lean mass : bodyfat ratio, it's very ineffective compared to eating more frequently, and allowing your body to fully reap the benefits of the nutrients, rather than just storing them and using them for other purposes later.

Muscle catabolizes, inevitably the total lean mass drops. The body would prefer get rid of muscle first. So it keeps dropping... and while losing all of that mass, in the end your total BF% is actually higher than when you started. But a lot of it depends on the person and their activities too. Someone who isn't looking to maintain those 15 lbs of mass from the bulk cycle doesn't mind the sacrifice.

PS: I know it's hard to lose so much muscle that your BF is higher than before, unless you're crash dieting along with 7x cardio for 40 minutes daily every week. But it can happen.

Wizard
08-16-2001, 08:07 PM
At first you must try it,so that you will be able to prove that it doesn't work.The suggestion from a person who has tried it is:less meals=better than more meals.Period.
You can give me a ton of studies but I won't believe in anything but my personal experience.

Wizard
08-16-2001, 08:08 PM
And I'm talking about real diets and not chemical diets like Atkins etc where 1 or 10 meals in a day really don't matter.

Bam Bam
08-16-2001, 08:42 PM
well the differnce would be 10 meals or 6! its not like id go down to 3 meals or anything

Maki Riddington
08-17-2001, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by Blackalpha
At first you must try it,so that you will be able to prove that it doesn't work.The suggestion from a person who has tried it is:less meals=better than more meals.Period.
You can give me a ton of studies but I won't believe in anything but my personal experience.


*** Tried it, with larger meals and less frequent feedings times, I always felt bloated, sluggish and sleepy form the spikes I got.

I now feel much more energetic and my appetite is much better.
Before I was dreading each meal becausI had to froce feed myself.

Wizard
08-17-2001, 09:58 AM
Originally posted by Maki Riddington

I always felt bloated, sluggish and sleepy form the spikes I got.

I take some enzymes and I don't experience any bloat.
I have only one meal and late at night so the sleepy feeling is a +
My energy levels suffer when I eat carbs all day long.Now it's better.

Gyno Rhino
08-17-2001, 10:00 AM
You only eat one meal a day? How big are you? What kinda lifts can you post up? This isn't a dig, I'm honestly just curious.

Maki Riddington
08-17-2001, 10:04 AM
You are misunderstanding me. I don't eat once a day now. I ate large meals before and I had a negative experience.

I now revamped my eating plan to 8-9 small meals a day.

Tryska
08-17-2001, 10:16 AM
but why not just re-vamp the diet and cut the carbs out a bit?

it doesn't make much sense to only eat one meal a day, and then supplement so you don't have that crappy sluggish feeling....

Gyno Rhino
08-17-2001, 10:18 AM
I know you don't Maki, I was asking Blackalpha. (Sorry for the misunderstanding there).

Maki Riddington
08-17-2001, 10:34 AM
Oops.

Wizard
08-17-2001, 12:05 PM
Well.. I am 5'9" 165 lbs with a bf at -estimated-around 9-10%(lower abs are totally visible only when flexing).Now the gym where I go,is closed until 20Aug. but some of my lifts before 1Aug when it closed,were:Incline bench:190lbs--Squat:265lbs--Leg press 400lbs,calf raise(seated):175lbs.
Nothing special but I focus on higher reps as I found it works better because it causes muscle hypertrophy and my muscles are more pumped as well.

Proteen
08-17-2001, 02:07 PM
BlackAlpha~
If you eat only 1 meal a day and its in the evening, would I be mistaken if I thought you lifted weights on an empty stomach? I thought that was a no-no. I also feel much better when eating 6+ meals a day. Why only eat 1 and pay money to supplement with enzymes so ou dont feel like garbage?:confused:

Ronan
08-17-2001, 02:21 PM
If we all follwed cacks BULLSHIT theorys we would all look like him.

So cack if you think less frequent eating is just as effective why dont we all eat the standard 3 meals a day?

Wizard
08-17-2001, 02:48 PM
Originally posted by Proteen
BlackAlpha~
If you eat only 1 meal a day and its in the evening, would I be mistaken if I thought you lifted weights on an empty stomach? I thought that was a no-no. I also feel much better when eating 6+ meals a day. Why only eat 1 and pay money to supplement with enzymes so ou dont feel like garbage?:confused:
Well,enzymes are too cheap and everyone can afford buying them.
Yes,I lift weights on an empty stomach.The lactic acid build up aids in the realease of GH.That's a big benefit.My lifts haven't gone down at all.I take an Eca stack before training and it gives me an energy boost.I had been taking it even when I was eating 5-6 meals/day.So,the only supps are glutamine(10gr in the morning),creatine(when I eat the huge meal I take advantage of the insulin threefold levels lol)Eca and Flaxseed oil.(if that's a supp).
I don't push anyone to try it.Few people will have the mental power to follow such a "diet".I may change it tomorow or in a month or in a year.I just inform you about something I've been trying.That's all.

Bam Bam
08-17-2001, 03:09 PM
ronan i started the 10 mealk plan after veiwing your diet but now am back to the six meal plan because i became stagnet for 2 weeks at 1500-1600 cals

ive lost 2 lbs this week just by cuting carbs after 5pm and eating 6 meals

Cackerot69
08-17-2001, 09:18 PM
LOL at Ronan...if we all had Ronan's genetics and drugs we would look like him, too...unfortunately we'd have his brain as well.

I never said less meals is better, just that the reasons behind eating more meals are incorrect or flawed at best.