Although both approaches to diet have their pros and cons, which is most effective for weight loss?
Confused About How Many Meals to Eat a Day For Weight Loss? This Trainer Breaks It Down
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐄𝐚𝐭? Written by: @maxweberfit ⠀⠀ It seems that there is a heated debate on how many meals is optimal for fat loss. ⠀⠀ Some fitness gurus will tell you that you need to eat every 3 hours to “stoke your metabolic flame”. ⠀⠀ Others will tell you that leveraging #intermittentfasting is key, and you should be eating 2 larger meals per day. ⠀⠀ 𝙱𝚞𝚝, 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝'𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚞𝚝𝚑? ⠀⠀ The truth is that you can eat as many, or as few meals per day as you’d like – assuming total calories are controlled. ⠀⠀ This means that the number of meals you should eat per day should be a reflection of what you like best from a lifestyle and adherence perspective. ⠀⠀ 𝘼𝙨 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙝𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙢𝙖𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙙𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙮 𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙚 𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙨, 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙠 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙚𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙜𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙔𝙊𝙐. ⠀⠀ Got it? ⠀⠀ Questions about meal timing and meal frequency? Comment below. ⠀⠀ And if you’d like more content on this topic, comment “👍🏼” below. ⠀⠀ Have a great evening! -Max ⠀⠀ #mealprep #mealplan #mealtiming #mealtime #flexibledieting #fitnessjourney #caloriecontrol #caloriecounting #countingcalories #weightlosscoach #fatlosshelp #weightlossjourney #fatloss #fatlosscoach #weightwatchers #weightlosssupport #dietplan #losingweight #mealplanning #diet #dieting #nutrition #fasting
As personal trainer Max Weber, NASM, ACE, showed in an Instagram post, you can actually eat as many as 12 meals a day or as few as two meals a day and still lose weight. Ultimately, it’s about how many calories a day you eat.
“The truth is that you can eat as many, or as few meals per day as you’d like, assuming total calories are controlled,” Max wrote in his Instagram caption. “As long as you are hitting your macros and daily calorie targets, you can pick the meal timing strategy that works best for YOU.”
He reminds us that calorie targets and macros are more important to figure out first, then worry about meal timing. It may depend on your body and your schedule; some people need to eat first thing in the morning to fuel an intense workout and prefer to eat smaller meals throughout the day, while others can stick to two large meals and still do well with their weight-loss goals.