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    A young man at the gym makes only 3 meals a day

    What do you think about reaching the daily calorie goal in just three meals a day? Giving an example of a person who has life in the rush and only makes 3 meals to beat the goal of daily calories ... Would it be ineffective for muscle gains? Would the body fat accumulation be greater because of the tumultuous carbohydrates in those 3 meals? What do you think about this?
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    Our body needs an anabolic state, so eating about 6 to 7 meals a day is important. Our body will be receiving nutrients at least every 3 hours. In morals, I do not agree with the strategy that this young man from my academy is using! Must be bullshit, consume too much carbohydrate in just 3 meals

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    imo:
    - I don't think it's ineffective, just not optimal.
    - There is a component to how much protein can go to muscle synthesis in one meal. Don't get me wrong, your body will absorb all the protein you out into it, but how much can be used to build muscle at one time is limited.
    - Caloric needs can be broken down into different time increments. Calorie surplus/deficit per month/week/day/hour etc. If you eat 5+ meals a day at 2-3 hour increments, you will be at a small consistent calorie surplus/deficit. Compared to 3 large meals a day where (depending on your diet) you may be going from a surplus to a deficit before your next meal, or surplus then eating again when your energy expenditure hits maintenance, or whatnot. Your body operates best when everything is consistent, not a rollercoaster.
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    I'm sure 3 meals works just fine though. People build muscle doing intermittent fasting. Like I said, I just don't think it's maximizes your potential progress


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    To me, depends on your goals. Some may need more meals to get in all the cals because of the surplus, while people looking to maintain can have one big one if they want. I normally have two meals a day currently, sometimes 3.

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    It can work just not optimal for energy and likely insulin levels.

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    My opinion on why eating in 3 hours:

    Well, for the simple fact of leaving our body in an anabolic state. Eating every 3 hours doing 6-7 days a day gives our body the constant delivery of nutrients to generate muscle anabolism in our body while leaving stable levels of amino acids in the blood!
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    Studies have proven that individuals who reach the goal of daily calories in some meals during the day are more likely to store body fat.

    While consuming carbohydrates together in some meals, blood sugar levels increase dramatically, increasing insulin , and when the peak insulin increases, the body has a way to store that store of glycogen in the liver, storing it in the form of fat . on body. Well, for me it's a bad strategy to stop doing some meals during the day. Imagine only eating 4,000 kcal in 3 meals. Whatever you have created in addition to the body having a mechanism that limits the amount of protein that can be absorbed in a meal, there may be release of cortisol in these windows without eating. The great villain who can make you catabolize your muscles. Do you think you realize that I am a great enemy of intermittent fasting? Yes, I am, because every great athlete needs to feed constantly. Intermittent fasting or something like that is for these guys who do calisthenics exercises, which they climb on a tree. They jump back and forth like a lean body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanfisher View Post
    My opinion on why eating in 3 hours:

    Well, for the simple fact of leaving our body in an anabolic state. Eating every 3 hours doing 6-7 days a day gives our body the constant delivery of nutrients to generate muscle anabolism in our body while leaving stable levels of amino acids in the blood!
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    Studies have proven that individuals who reach the goal of daily calories in some meals during the day are more likely to store body fat.

    While consuming carbohydrates together in some meals, blood sugar levels increase dramatically, increasing insulin, and when the peak insulin increases, the body has a way to store that store of glycogen in the liver, storing it in the form of fat . on body. Well, for me it's a bad strategy to stop doing some meals during the day. Imagine only eating 4,000 kcal in 3 meals. Whatever you have created in addition to the body having a mechanism that limits the amount of protein that can be absorbed in a meal, there may be release of cortisol in these windows without eating. The great villain who can make you catabolize your muscles. Do you think you realize that I am a great enemy of intermittent fasting? Yes, I am, because every great athlete needs to feed constantly. Intermittent fasting or something like that is for these guys who do calisthenics exercises, which they climb on a tree. They jump back and forth like a lean body.
    I disagree with you. I fast and train like an animal. I donít fast everyday but do most of time and have no problem training hard. Done 15-20 mile rides while fasted. Could it hinder performance, maybe, but Iím not competing, just training.

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    All I know, is all the TOP pro bodybuilders eat every 2-3 hours. All the top coaches advise it.
    There large bodybuilders that are vegan, but that doesn't mean it's optimal.
    You can do it, you can probably make 90% (let's even give it the benefit of the doubt and say 99%) of your progress that way. But why work so hard and go through what we do to leave anything on the table?

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    3 meals might be fine for soccer moms or guys just starting out at 140lbs but I would never be able to fit my upcoming macros into 3 meals

    180g Protein
    80gr Fat
    920g Carbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windex View Post
    3 meals might be fine for soccer moms or guys just starting out at 140lbs but I would never be able to fit my upcoming macros into 3 meals

    180g Protein
    80gr Fat
    920g Carbs
    920g of carbs good lord

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post
    920g of carbs good lord
    Tren and Carbs, the perfect marriage for mass
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