How important is it to spread your daily calorie intake over 5 meals? I know it's desirable, but is it of great importance? Would my progress be inhibited, were I to spread out the same number of calories over just 3 or 4 meals? It's just that I start university again, soon, and am not sure how I'm going to be able to manage to fit in so many meals - far more convenient to just have 3 larger meals. I'm not even sure how people who work can manage, realistically, to fit in 5 meals a day.

Does anyone have any advice?