I used to be very strict about eating every 2-3 hours which equaled to 6-7 meals/day. It happened on rare occasions that I exceeded the 3 hours but NEVER more than 4 hours. John Berardi was a strong advocate and his theories seemed to make sense.
Now, behind Thib's support, many believe that as long as you are getting in the same amount of calories/nutrients it is just as good if not better. I have tried this methodology also of late, eating 4 big meals a day, and being very full after. I've had good results with both methods.
What I don't understand about the eating 3 big meals per day theory is does all the food get digested and used as nutrients? Doesn't the excess get stored as fat? I thought the reasoning behind Berardi and eating 6-7 meals/days is that your digestive system can only process so much food in 1 eating session which is why it is better to spread out the meals.
Please explain, I must be missing something. Thanks