“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people.”
When a valued trainer of mine asks me “why,” I take heed. Maybe they know the answer, maybe they don’t. Maybe they are looking to convince themselves, maybe they are looking to build confidence to help give the right information to another. Either way, when I was asked “why don’t we eat every two hours anymore?,” I figured I would answer here….calmly.
First, go purchase the latest addition of Muscle Fitness. The current is labeled, “The Ab Issue”. Well, big surprise it’s either the “Ab”, “Chest”, “Bicep”, or “Ass” issue as apparently theses are the only body parts we care for…where the hell is the “Small Intestine,” or “Pituitary” issue…I guess T&A looks better on a cover than glands, or bowels?
Anyway, after you have that expensive, recycled toilet paper. That readers digest that repeats the same shit every year. Realize that everything in it…is a sales pitch. Admittedly, when any compensation is changing hands there could always be motivation for leading others astray, and that attitude could make for a good pair of skeptical glasses we should have on all the time…I forgot mine for a long time. When I put them back on things got a lot clearer.
More Meals Means More Gas On The Fire…Blah Blah Blah:
Yup, I was right on the front lines of this argument just a few short years ago. Why wouldn’t I be? It’s what all the funny pages said to do, what all the professionals did, and after I tried it, it worked.
As far as getting lean was concerned it seemed rather logical at the time – “small meals all day like a grazing cow and somehow you stoke your metabolic fire more, and lean out faster.” “Eat less, and the fire goes out.”
Now the only reason multiple meals works is because two simple rules are followed with it; You are still eating less than what you’re burning, and you’re still not eating shit food. But just because it works doesn’t make it the best way, or easiest, or healthiest. In fact, multiple meals makes you a slave to the clock and tupperware, and if you’re already neurotic…watch out.
Once You Pop The Cork:
Multiple meals doesn’t make the fire burn hotter, it makes the fire hungrier for more wood. If you have followed our “Never Eat Breakfast Brigade” as you should, you will notice that you are never really hungry…until you eat that first meal. You can imagine now why multiple meals are necessary when you start gunning down calories as soon as you open your eyes. Especially if even a little of those calories are carbs which just serves to riddle you with hunger all day
Do you really think restaurants come up with their menus on a whim. If your ass starts your day with some big piece of cake called a muffin and juicy bullshit, you’ve essentially primed the pump to guarantee you will run to some other purveyor of food wonderment in the next couple of hours….hopefully right back to the first joint since they started the cascade.
Oh, and this is for you, “but I eat Healthy” people slamming oatmeal and eating fruit with your extra lean turkey sausage on the side. YOU’RE WORSE THAN THE PEOPLE EATING FRUIT LOOPS. At least they don’t try to make candy look like food.
If your first meal of the day was full of fat (nuts, coconut) and had a side of protein (meat). If you waited until after noon to eat it. If it was void of carbs. You would be a slave to food no longer.
More Meals Means More Stored; Less Meals Means More Burned:
Remember, insulin is released every time we eat. Much more so with carbs, and sugar, but with everything to some degree. You may also remember me posting that you’re pretty much incapable of burning fat when insulin is hanging around. So the more insulin from anything, especially carbs, the more fat you store. Thus, the fatter you are.
Yes, the magazines and commercials would have you believe otherwise. I mean what would they have to gain beside millions of dollars? There has to be a consumer for the 4000/cal a day produced per American. There has to be profit.
But there doesn’t have to be stupidity. It took me a long time to fly in the face of everyone else, but I learned a lot, and just because something works doesn’t mean it’s the best. Not only is the “multiple meal” approach harder to stick with and harder on producing the results the majority want, but it’s just not as good for us.
Eating more meals throws gas on the fire making it harder to burn the fatty wood below. Eating as few meals as possible makes fat the only thing left to burn, and damn does it burn hot.
Max-Body Weight Bench Press
Post weight moved and movement numbers separate.