Are There Any Coaches That Advocate 3 to 4 Meals Per Day Instead of 6 to 8?

Discussion in 'Female Misc' started by 88fiona, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. 88fiona

    88fiona Established Member

    Nov 2, 2010
    An odd question yes. My best friend wants an on and off season coach that will do this instead of the usual 6 to 8. She has 2 children, works 12 hour days and is very tight on time for food preparation and eating.

    I like this idea myself but I know of no coaches that do this.

    Any suggestions?
  2. HisAngriness

    HisAngriness Fancypants VIP

    Mar 23, 2011
    Yeah, protein powder in between meals
  3. sassy69

    sassy69 VIP Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Intermittant Fasting was the catch phrase a couple years ago - but the point is that there are approaches to eating a structured diet that work for people who do shift work and such. This site mentions 5 variations, LeanGains being the one most frequently referenced on muscle boards (at least what I've seen):

    But the easy answer is the basic one, esp for people who are not familiar w/ the usual "bodybuilding lifestyle" - 3 standard meals and supplemental "snacks" so you still end up eating every 3-ish hours.
  4. shortz

    shortz Beard of Knowledge VIP

    May 6, 2013
    Yes, there are still plenty of trainers that do 3 meals, but as Sassy said, they are typically coupled with IM (Intermittent fasting).

    In fact, I have been doing IM for the last few years and will never go back to 6+ meals a day again. No snacks in between necessary. I eat at 1pm, 5pm and 9pm. I have prepped for a show using it as well and did very well with it. A friend of mine got his natural pro card after prepping with IF as well. A lot of us couple it with IIFYM (If it fits your macros) to make it a "life style diet" that Joe/Jane Blow will think is a normal diet.
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  5. Meathead.

    Meathead. VIP Member

    Apr 1, 2011
    I coach women both average client seeking to lose weight and get fit and competitors
    every one has their own meal
    plan so whether it be 4 meals
    Or 7

    if she's looking
  6. jawad

    jawad New Member

    Nov 12, 2015
    thanks ladies

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