I dont know what ur goals are exactly but the reason you spread your meals out in regular intervals is to provide a steady supply of nutrients to your body throughout the day. Yea you can eat 3 large meals that meet your marcros but when your body receives a large influx of nutrients which is converted to glucose it will store extra as fat. Now if you eat say 5 meals that are smaller in size but provide just the right amount of nutrients there is no extra to store as fat and as your body adapts to this it will realize there is a steady stream of nutrients and no need to store fat. In fact your metabolism tends to crank up and you burn faster. This is person dependant and you have to experiment what your particular needs are. I also wouldnt depend on shakes too much. My biggest kitchen addition was a bullet blender. Perhaps turn one shake into a smoothie. I use 1/3 container of greek yogurt + 1 scoop protein + 1/2 cup milk + fruit/veggies + ice. Now you have a high protein healthy smoothie that consists of primarily real food. Dont be afraid of carbs. Especially in heavy compound lifting days. If too low youre gonna sacrifice strength. I used to not pay a whole lot of attention to nutrition but when i started i realized i had wasted a lot of time. It makes a huge difference! I feel its the most important part in bodybuilding/weight training. Try it for 6 months. I guarantee you will see the difference.Im 6 feet tall, 191 lbs and around 13-15 % bodyfat. As its written in the first post
And its more like 3 meals, 2 shakes and 200 g peanuts + fruit and some other snack like a sandwich. Peanuts have WICKED nutrient-stats btw.
I know but those 3 meals are BIG, but i should add one more at least but its hard for me.. i would say that 50% of the nutrients are protein. Im thinking about adding a pound of cottege cheese instead of that 4 meal a day, thats around 60 g proteins and in sweden its 2$ and ecological produced.
I most definitly see progress in the mirror, i flex in the lockerroom too see what needs to be worked on, atm its my inner/upper pecs (my nemesis on my body, so hard to make that area grow... im running out of exercises to attack that area. TIPS PLEASE).
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