04-04-2004, 10:54 PM
It has been said by different bodybuilding sources that it is better to consume food over several smaller meals throughout the day rather than in a few large ones. My question is why? They say it is so that your body will always have access to protein for building muscle, but what I want to know is, if I get my protein (1-1.5 gm/lb bodyweight, or whatever) over 3 large meals, won't it take longer to digest those meals, and therefore provide my body with a source of protein for a longer period of time than a small meal, which would be digested quicker? I personally try to eat several times throughout the day, but I don't quite understand the reasoning behind it. Any thoughts?