Okay everyone talks about 6 meals rather than 3 large ones. If I was having a meal say dinner for example and it was big would it be beneficial for me to eat half and eat the other have 2 or 3 hours later.
Also I just turned 17 a few days ago and am 6'3 285. I'm sure I can stand to lose anywhere from 55-75 pounds. Should I do it really really slow to avoid excess skin or at my age and weight could dropping weight not crazyily but at a fairly quick pace be okay?
Breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day and Dinner should be the smallest. If you're eating a lot of food late in the day, you'll never lose weight. Think about how active you are when you get home from school. Homework and bed?
21, Male, 5' 10", Cutting
Starting weight: 228lbs. Currently (05/01/08): 168.2lbs (59.8 lost)
Alright! I'm done cutting for now. It's been a long ride, I went from obese to average. Now to put some muscle on, then cut again down the road.
the more smaller meals the better
Small frequent meals are the best way to keep you metabolism up. Never let yourself go hungry, therefore your body doesn't need to store as much fat for energy. It's also very anabolic to eat 6 rather then 3 because it keeps your body in a positive nitrogen balance (very anabolic). Here's an article that explains about nitrogen balance:
It's not that eating 3 large meals a day is horrible, it's just not optimal.
Last edited by brihead301; 10-21-2007 at 10:43 PM.
Dscarth and Built - I totally understand, but this is a high school kid who probably doesn't have a good idea how to eat and needs to lose weight. Eating most of his food before bed is stupid.
Wtf, I thought everyone agreed there was no real benefit to lots of small meals throught the day in another thread about this. Everybody agreed the only benefit was convenience...
That's what I thought too, but there was something like if you eat 2 huge meals a day, the rest of the day you are fasting which ALSO speeds up your metablolism to the same "speed" as the frequent meal thing.
I have no clue what the thread title was, maybe the IF diet thread?
Bako, that's wrong. When you're fasting, you're body is wasting away. Your metabolism slows to preserve energy.
Short term fasting doesnt give the body enough time to waste away, particularly if you have had a significant amount of slow digesting protein the night before.
I'm willing to bet if you had 6-9 huge meals, you would have gained even faster, regardless of the fact that you ate more frequently.Originally Posted by vdizenzo
Last edited by Con; 10-21-2007 at 03:10 PM.
Complication breeds desperation.
Con, please stick to what you know. And, it's been clearly documented that you have no idea about getting big.
As far as wasting away, it's catabolism. And I'm sorry my young nutritionist, that's what happens when you fast.
Personally, I havent even had the chance to get big, until now. I do know however, thats its simple. EAT. But you dont have to be a moron to see results. At one end, dont be completely anal. At the other end, dont eat yourself sick, thinking its going to make you that much better off.
Complication breeds desperation.
Yes, I am arrogant. I can be.
Last edited by Built; 10-27-2007 at 12:33 AM.
Wow seriously Rhodehouse. I don't mean to be a d!ck, but make sure you know what you're talking about before you give out wrong advice. That whole "speed up your metabolism with multiple meals" thing is outdated and false. And like has been said, it takes a hell of a lot longer than a few hours to have your body "waste away". Search "IF Dieting" and inform yourself. Also, there's no need to be condescending in your posts. Just because you're Hyoooge doesn't mean you know your stuff.
Weight:~160 @ 13-15 bf%?....starting figure after nearly a year of battling CFS/mono...so not too bad imo.
Don't know anymore..don't care atm.