Has there been peer-reviewed research done on the notion of eating smaller, more frequent meal as opposed to a few large ones? Wouldn’t your metablic rate increase more after a larger meal rather than a small one? What I’m getting at is given that most of us naturals don’t have the luxury of pigging out day-to-day, eating frequently means pretty much limiting the calories you consume per meal, even when “bulking” if you want to control bf levels. One factor in driving the intricate network of biochemical reactions within our bodies is whether we are in a “fed state” or a “fasting state”. Maybe there would be more potential for growth if one were to eat larger meals and thus not deprive oneself and maybe trigger the anabolic/synthesis pathways moreso than the catablolic ones (provided, of course, one would eat a ton around a workout)? What do you think? I sure do feel better and more pumped after a large meal, even if it doesn’t entail consuming many carbs…just trying to keep an open mind, that’s all. Do most athletes actually eat every three hours? It seems like they don’t, at least not in college (friends).
Thanks again for you input!!!