I know its suggested that you eat every 3 hours to maintain the metabolism going....I heard that you're suppose to eat protein every 3 hours to increase metabolism and/or make you leaner.
To the OP...it's a good idea to have protein with every meal. Just buy a bag of mixed nuts or something of the sort and munch on 'em whenever. It's easy calories, healthy fat, and protein. As for eating every 3 hours, that really has little to no effect on your metabolism. Like Jim said, the frequency you eat has more to do with personal preference than anything...but what he's doing I wouldn't recommend. Eat when you can...just make sure to hit your caloric and macros needs. Some people get hungry at night and prefer to save all their calories for the end of the day. This is especially satiating on a cut.
Last edited by sCaRz*Of*PaiN; 05-09-2007 at 12:03 AM.
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No, studies have shown it makes no difference. Whatever your comfortable with. I like intermittent fasting. Nothing but coffee during the day and feasting at night.
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Last edited by samj; 05-09-2007 at 05:37 AM.
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I have read that eating every three hours keeps you body with + nitrogen levels and keeps muscles from entering a catabolic state.....
Here is a study which might be relevant to your question. This is part of it:
There was a significant relationship between the number of daily energy deficits > 300 kcal and DEXA-derived body fat percent for gymnasts (r = 0.508; P = 0.001) and for runners (r = 0.461; P = 0.041). There was also a negative relationship between the largest daily energy surplus and DEXA-derived body fat percentage for gymnasts (r = -0.418; P = 0.003). Using the energy balance variables, age, and athlete type (artistic gymnast, rhythmic gymnast, middle-distance runner, long-distance runner) as independent variables in a forward stepwise regression analysis, a small but significant amount of variance was explained in DEXA-derived (P = 0.000; R2 = 0.309) and skinfold-derived (P = 0.000; R2 = 0.298) body fat percent by the number of energy deficits > 300 kcal and age. CONCLUSIONS: These data suggest that within-day energy deficits (measured by frequency and/or magnitude of deficit) are associated with higher body fat percentage in both anaerobic and aerobic elite athletes, possibly from an adaptive reduction in the REE. These data should discourage athletes from following restrained or delayed eating patterns to achieve a desired body composition.
Last edited by mritche; 05-21-2007 at 05:23 PM.