View Full Version : Meal Frequency, Lipogenesis and Catabolism

09-03-2003, 07:53 PM
How does meal frequency effect both lipogenesis and catabolism? Are there any relevant studies anyone wants to share with me.

I can't recall fully, but I think I remember someone saying that meal frequency is not as important as total calories consumed in a day, is this correct? So technically I can "over feed" myself during half of my day, and during the other half I can basically starve myself, but as long as I eat maintenance calories at the end of the day I am ok? or no?

09-04-2003, 03:30 AM
As long as you are taking in adequate amounts of protein and EFAs, then meal frequency is not going to have any great impact on the things you mentioned above. Although I would recommend consuming a meal upon waking and before going to bed, due to the overnight fast.

Basically if you are consuming 3 meals, spaced throughout the day, and following proper pre/post workout nutrition you should be fine.

This topic has been discussed before, and the threads listed below might be of interest. They also contain relevant studies pertaining to the topic in questionn:)



09-04-2003, 10:44 AM
thanks Bradley.