Personal Trainer Denver CO says fat loss is easier if you eat every 2-3 hours.
Eat every 2-3 hours. You should eat between 5-8 meals per day. As you increase meal frequency decrease portion size as not to increase caloric intake.
Experts all seem to agree that eating three meals a day will keep your metabolism higher than if you were to eat less frequently. It is debated as to whether this positive effect on metabolism diminishes after the third meal.
Consider this: I’ve known many fitness and body building competitors. These people are the best and most efficient at building lean muscle mass and prove it on stage. They are at about three to four percent body fat (if men) at the time of competition. These people DO NOT eat three meals per day.
Also, I’m not a chemist or biologist, but my personal conclusions on this are scientifically based. I have my clients journal their food intake. Those who stick to the program and eat five to eight times per day had greater fat loss than those who ate three or less. The proof is in the puding, people.
Eating five to eight small meals and snacks, spaced 2 to 3 hours apart, has been proven to be the most effective way to keep your metabolism going strong to maximize fat loss and to ensure that your energy levels remain constant throughout the day.
Combined with a good resistance training program, developing this as your eating habit will quickly transform your body into a lean, fat-burning machine! If you would like assistance in developing a training program, contact me and I’ll help you!