One of the most common requests we hear in the gym is to ‘burn calories.’ Folks often want to sweat it out and feel like they’ve really ‘done something’ at the end of their workout. And while there’s value to hard work, the best way to burn calories throughout the day might surprise you.
But this isn’t to say that sweating in the gym is bad.
With intermittent fasting on the rise once again, the question of meal frequency is rearing it’s myth-covered head.
How often should I be eating?
How many meals should I eat each day?
Won’t more meals speed up my metabolism?
Should I be eating breakfast?
Is it bad to eat before bed?
Shouldn’t I consume at least 20 grams of protein every two hours?
Is it ok to go more than 2-3 hours without food?
First off, yes. Your body, as a rule of thumb, can go about two weeks without food. So, yes, it’s okay to go hungry for a few hours.
Meal frequency is a hot topic in the fitness & nutrition industry right now. And along with it comes meal timing, so we’ll cover both today.
After reading through this article, you’ll have the knowledge and tools to design your own meal schedule, allowing you to work efficiently, train intensely, sleep better, and live an awesome life in general.
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It’s no secret that “fat loss” is probably one of the top three most common goals of the non-competitive gym-goer. But don’t read that as a criticism of the 99% of people that never play a sport past their senior year of high school.