4 meals a day is fine, anywhere from 3-5 is good enough, it just depends on how you eat, your lifestyle, and what you enjoy. I generally eat 3-4 decent sized meals a day, and then a Metabolic Drive shake 1-2 hrs before bed.
and 'catabolic mode' between meals? uh... no.
absorbing 50g per meal... no, all of that protein is not going to be absorbed and go straight to your biceps. but what the fuck else are you supposed to eat? eat a lot of protein, eat a lot of good fats, and eat carbs to your tolerance.
for example, this is what I did today.
meal 1: 9oz sirloin burger, 5oz pork loin w/ marinara, handful walnuts, 1 cup black/blueberries
peri-workout stuff (1 scoop each of Surge Workout Fuel/ANACONDA/MAG-10)
meal 2: 5oz pork loin w/ marinara, 8oz chicken kebab, green beans w/ olive oil, 2 slices Ezekiel bread because I was still hungry
meal 3: 4 egg scramble w/ mushrooms/spinach/tomato/onion, cooked w/ coconut oil
and if I want something before bed, 2 scoops Metabolic Drive shake w/ 2 tbsp cocoa nibs