QUOTE(jcp @ May 16 2009, 05:36 PM)
Ok none of those are gonna work for me. Im not gonna eat 6 meals a day. What do you do for cardio?
It's easy dood... when you first wake up, have a bowl of oatmeal or healthy cereal. In fact if you gotta be up and out of the house when you wake up, have a banana or two or take a small zip lock bag full of grapes or even have a meal replacement shake.
Then wait 2-3 hours and have another meal, then another 2-3 hours etc...
I preferably like to have big breakfast, lunch, and dinner when maintaining my size while the other meals or "snacks' are small... such as a granola bar, fruit, salad, nuts, meal replacement shake etc...
When I want to lose weight or "cut", I typically eat a large breakfast but the rest of my meals are small and I try to stay away from beef (even though there's nothin really wrong with it, I just feel that chicken and fish is a lot more healthier / leaner than beef)
When I bulk I add protein powder to my meal replacements, eat double the fruits, add more chicken or tuna to my salads, eat double the serving in nuts, etc...
I used to eat 6 meals but now I push 8 meals a day, this gives you plenty of energy through out the day because there's more increments of calories per day and also makes your metabolism work even harder
I won't lie though, there's been plenty of times that I've only eaten 5 times because I lose track of time or work simply gets in the way that I cannot shove some sort of calories down my throat.
QUOTE(Reidar @ May 16 2009, 07:36 PM)
A "diet" is simply how you eat. "Eating healthy" is prescribing a different diet.
Don't be a pussy. Your metabolism will be slow with infrequent eating. My 5'2, 105 lb. friend eats five meals a day with a full-time job and school, and she's lost 15 pounds. You don't have to be some hardcore fitness guru to get enough meals.
But you sure the hell have to be rich
Luckily some people take advantage of those "bulk" grocery stores, like Sam's Club, BJ's, Costco etc..