Eating 5 meals a day?

  • xy28

    Posts: 19

    May 02, 2013 2:31 AM GMT
    I want to start working out this month basically to gain muscle mass but lose a bit of abdominal fat as well. I'm a biology major and I have taken a nutrition course so I know the basics but in terms of eating 5 meals per day I know what I am going to have for breakfast and post-work out meals as well as snacks but what about the other three meals?

    I am working out 4 times a week to start for an hour a day except Saturday 2 hours. My workouts will start at 11 and go until noon.

    What do I eat for the rest of the day?

    Thanks!
  • popobtc

    Posts: 74

    May 08, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
    If your serious about eating correctly...U need to calculate your macronutrient requirements and calories...http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121703981

    My meals are basically something like this:

    Meal 1: 6 whole scrambled eggs
    Meal 2: Protein shake with milk + pnut butter
    Meal 3: Hardboiled egg white + 1 cup carrots
    Meal 4: Turkey Sandwich + 15 Raw almonds
    Meal 5: Protein Shake with water + hardboiled egg white
    Meal 6: 6oz chicken breast + 1 cup brocolli

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    May 12, 2013 9:37 AM GMT
    I'm sure it's different for different people, but I've tried the 5 meals per day thing and I got tired of eating. I have no plans to become a future Mr O so there was no point in forcing myself to eat that much food each day. So I currently eat 2 actual meals per day.. breakfast and dinner (which is my post workout meal). Occasionally I'll go out and grab a bite to eat for lunch.

    Otherwise, I'm just snacking the whole day. I'm very fortunate that my company has a stocked kitchen/breakroom. So I have a pretty good selection of snacks.. nuts, Greek yogurt, greens to make a salad, sandwich meat and bread, instant oatmeal, cereal, fruits, trail mix. And we have a good selection of junk food too. icon_lol.gif And once in a while, I bring in hard boiled eggs from home. They have a decent amount of protein, very portable, and 3 - 4 of them will keep me full for a while.

    Funny/interesting story on health and nutrion:
    "Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds"
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    May 12, 2013 11:47 PM GMT
    Wow wouldnt work for me I barely have time to eat more than 2 per day.
  • gwuinsf

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    May 13, 2013 6:41 PM GMT
    Meal frequency is proving to be an outdated paradigm. Studies are showing no difference between number of meals. You should now eat as best fits your schedule with emphasis on the right balance and sticking to your diet.

    http://thegymlifestyle.com/meal-frequency-facts/
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    May 16, 2013 12:13 AM GMT
    xy28 saidWhat do I eat for the rest of the day?

    Thanks!
    Jello shots.

    You're welcome.