Hello mates, I have a question. How detrimental to my strength and size gains will it be when I am on a 6 Month rotation to Darwin Australia, and can only eat 3x a day in the week and 2x on the weekend! Now they do have quite a few nice gyms there with all the barbells and Dumbbells required, however I don’t know how I can function on 2-3 meals a day. Guys tell me that the food is very good (lamb rice veggies ) every day, and there is a small store where I can buy some minimal food. I plan on bringing a couple tubs of whey and casein to supplement. Thoughts?
This is one of the most “lack of perspective”-things I’ve heard someone say about nutrition in a long time. #FirstWorldBodybuilderProblems
At 6’1" and 190ish, there’s no reason why you should worry about “only” eating 2 or 3 meals a day. This article explains why. Eating 2 or 3 big meals every day is how bodybuilders and strongmen larger than you ate for, like, a century. You’ll be fine.
Out of curiosity, what specifically did you eat yesterday?
Yesterday: 7 scrambled eggs for breakfast with ham and cheese, oatmeal and yogurt
10am chicken and rice
1200 pork chop thing and potatoes 2 servings
5pm Dinner Chicken and mashed potatoes with veggies
9pm Whey shake with Milk and pp and j
But I see what your saying. I could definitely just go get seconds or thirds at every meal and I think I would be fine. I am just used to hearing people tell me they eat like 6 times a day And they are huge
Number of meals is probably the least important factor in terms of your nutrition.
If you are getting adequate calories from quality foods, and appropriate amounts of each macro, I wouldnt lose any sleep on the issue.
You will just need to be superbro for a while. You can return to the greatness of megabro in time.
Haha gotta get my macros in any way I can
Look into kangaroo when you’re in Aus. Lean, tasty and cheap.
3 meals/feeds a day is absolutely fine
Not a fan of kangaroo.
However most of the meat you buy at the supermarkets in Australia are grass fed. Our lamb tastes fantastic!
Alright, sounds good! I look forward to training in the field, and in the gym with some yoked Aussies!
Just get your allocated calories in no matter if its 2 meals or 6…
Alright. Im finally coming to get rid of the idea that if I don’t have 4+ I will get weak, so this is going to be my priority. And to the Aussie here, thats really cool that all your beef and lamb is grass fed. Definitely eating my share of lamb there.
Hello, Iam in Australia now too.
I have same problem with eating 2-3times a day but Iam used to it. But normaly I eat lunch and dinner? But now I have to eat just breakfast and dinner + protein shake at noon. Can you please advise me what to eat for breafast because I hate porridge and candy/sweet meals? I must eat 3300 KCal a day,(160g P, 110g F, 400g C). I´ve heard that more than 120g C in one meal can be utilized righ way (best max amount is around 80g per meal). Is it problem eat 150g in breakfast and dinner and rest with protein shake?
Sweet two year old thread!
I had eggs and toast for breakfast every day when I was in Australia. And a thimble of coffee, because that’s all I could handle. So you don’t have to have porridge.
I don’t think how you split your meals up matters that much. We read what a Mr. Olympia did that he thinks gave him the edge over second place, but, like it or not, that’s not our reality.
Haha thanks for the replies gents. I’m now in Asia stuffing my face with Japanese pizza and beer
That’s a crime! Beef and fish in Japan! Their weird beer is good though
I went to Darwin with my platoon in 2011 to do a joint exercise with the 5th RAR. Crazy motherfuckers. Also, Australian women are incredible. That is all. Enjoy Japan.
Yes the Aussie women are great
I try to have:
1- 5eggs, beans, toast, peanut butter for breakfast (70-80g P, 110g C, 60g F)
2 - during a day fruits, seeds, nuts, vegetable etc (10-20g P, 100g C, 30 F)
3- dinner - vegetable, rice, chickpeas, beans, lentils, oils etc (70-80g P, 110g C, 60g F).