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2009/07/27 00:04:42 (permalink)
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Meal timings

Just a quick question

I understand that with meal timings its recommened to eat every 2-4 hours really, I have to ask though is it in any way detrimental to eat some meals 1-1.5 hours apart?

Reason I ask, is on my days off I am a late riser... and sometimes have to eat like this to fit the meals in, so does it really matter?
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    Re:Meal timings 2009/07/27 00:11:21 (permalink)
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    no thats fine

    total daily intake of food is more important than exact meal timings

    the only thing that is important is pre and post workout nutriton

    pre workout to fuel your workout and then post workout and ppwo (post post workout) for recovery and growth

    the main reason people tend to eat every 3 hours is because it makes it easier to consume large amounts of food in a day

    eating 3 very large meals may leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable

    eating 6 smaller ones is more manageable

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    Re:Meal timings 2009/07/27 00:16:21 (permalink)
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    People tend to eat every 2 -3 hours to help control insulin levels. For example, eating a big meal, depending on the contents, will generally have a higher insulin release which may lead to fat gain, whereas splitting your meals up will ensure you don't have one big rush, this allows you to have fruits etc, (simple sugars) throughout the day without a massive insulin release/ fat gain.
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    Re:Meal timings 2009/07/27 00:17:13 (permalink)
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    cheers guys..just what I wanted to hear

    reason I asked, is I once read what while bdybuilding you should get up early in order to fit in the required meals...I was hoping that was bullsh!t

    By the way, can I ask anyone... how how much in the way of carbs would you sggest pre workout? i.e sometimes I will just eat and egg sandwhich of something

    cheers
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    Re:Meal timings 2009/07/27 13:16:30 (permalink)
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    Usually its best to have carbs that break down easier pre workout as the glycogen in your muscles has been depleted through physical exercise. A piece of fruit, i think banana is best preworkout as it also has around 5g of protein in, every little helps. Or a protein shake with some dextrose
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