A lot of people have this question in mind and there is a lot of controversy about it.. so.. how many meals should we actually eat in a day?
The answer is simple.. if your caloric intake is small.. for eg. 1500 kcal a day.. you can have 3-4 meals a day as the portion size of each meal is small.. but if your caloric intake is higher than 2000kcal a day.. its better to divide the meals between 5-6 a day… this helps in proper digestion as well.. but for people whose caloric intake is much lower.. The longer you wait between meals, the hungrier you get, and then you’re more likely to overeat.
For athletes, the meals can even go upto 8 as well.. as their caloric requirement is much higher.
People who regularly eat breakfast tend to weigh less than those who skip their morning meal. They also get more nutrients like vitamins D, B12, and A. They may even be more likely to resist food cravings and make better food choices, especially when protein is part of the meal.
If you start off your day with breakfast, and then continue eating every 3 hours, you’ll provide your body and brain with a steady stream of nutrients so you don’t go overboard at mealtime.
Total calories and macronutrient composition play a greater role in fat loss and muscle growth. Find a meal frequency that allows you to be consistent with your nutrition plan, and you will be well on your way to reaching your fitness goals!
The best way to divide your meals is for e.g. if u r going to work out in the morning, the first thing u want to start off is with a good breakfast, then a pre workout , intra workout or during workout is optional.. then post workout.. lunch.. evening snack and finally dinner.
And remember.. to eat healthy all the time.. pre plan your meals and snacks.
Guys don’t forget to check out my other videos for breakfast, pre workout and post workout meal suggestions.
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