Ok fellas, I need some help - and I'd greatly appreciate it if you guys would save me the few hundred dollars I would have to spend to have a nutritionist give me common sense advice. Ok, on with the question...
Fact is... I have 'mega metabolism' - I'm 20 years old and I was a competitive swimmer up until I was 18 years old. So my body is very slim with little body fat. I have, however, been lifting regularly and consistently for a year now, and I have significantly more definition. The problem is, I can't seem to gain mass. I'm 172lbs and 6' in height. I do cardio exercise (martial arts) 2-3 days a week, and I lift 4 days a week.
The problem with the 6 meal/day plan, as I posted on the Training board, is that I can only manage to get in about 4 meals a day because of time constraints. Furthermore, I usually find I'm not even hungry for 4 meals a day (let alone 6), and I tend to feel that overstuffed nauseated feeling if I try to eat that much.
Does/Did anybody else ever experience this? How do you get around it?
P.S. I have heard that eating 6 smaller meals is better than eating 3 large meals. Right now I would say I eat light breakfasts, medium lunches, and large dinners, with a very light late-night meal (i.e. peanut butter sandwich)