Whats better 6 meals a day or 3?

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Whats better for gaining muscle, eating 6 meals a day or 3 meals a day?

I know that there is some research out there that suggests 3 meals a day is as good as 6 meals a day. In my experience I have found that for any opinion you may hold, you can always find research backing you up. Research is rarely conclusive, it merely suggests. Its really hard work to eat 6 meals a day so its natural for people to look for reasons why they dont need to do it. From personal experience I can tell you that when I went from 3 meals a day to 6 meals a day, my yearly muscular gains doubled. Completely anecdotal I know but I was at a stagnant plateau before and the change in nutrition brought me out of it without any accompanying changes in workout routines.

Here is what I suggest. Dont believe that 6 small, well balanced meals a day each with 1/6 of your daily protein needs is better than 3 meals a day? Try this one year experiment! Its completely free, safe, and it might just add you a bunch more muscle.

  1. measure your body composition at start of experiment
  2. for 6 months eat 6 small, well balanced meals a day each with 1/6 of your daily protein needs
  3. measure your body composition again and see how much muscle you gained and fat you lost
  4. for the next 6 months eat 3 meals a day (do not change workout routine)
  5. measure your body composition again and compare results to first 6 months
I know bodybuilders, most are willing to try anything for a bit of improvement. They will pour hundreds of dollars into unproven supplements in hopes it will help them gain a bit more muscle. Please, try this experiment. Its safer than supplements, costs nothing, and you might just find that I am right and be amazed at how much more muscle you gain.