Does Meal Frequency Matter For Fat Loss And Building Muscle?
Do More Meals Stoke The Metabolic Fire? Does Fewer Meals Lead To Muscle Loss? Here's Why Meal Frequency Doesn't Matter That Much
The notion that increased meal frequency boosts metabolism and stokes the metabolic fire has been around for a while. It's part of fitness folklore. And no doubt, it's been advice you've either followed, or been told is gospel.
And on face value, it seems pretty logical. Eating and digestion requires energy, which means a boost in metabolism. So if you do it more frequently, then your metabolism should sky-rocket. Couple that with keeping a lid on hunger, through increased snacking, and as long a you're in a calorie deficit, progress should be faster.
The same goes for building and preserving muscle. Bodybuilders have been eating to the schedule of a new born baby, since the dawn of time. Cramming protein down their neck to avoid the dreaded muscle breakdown.
But what's the truth? Does meal frequency really matter this much? Or is it all a little overblown and not worth thinking about?
Here's what you're going to discover in this article.
- Why the old school view of meal frequency is dead.
- When meal frequency NEVER matters and when it MIGHT matter.
You'll also find an optimal, evidence-based, strategy for building muscle too. So if you like the sound of THAT, it's time for you to scroll down.