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Old 12-07-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
Daniel Sonsini
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Zone and Meal Spacing.

Dr. Barry Sears was saying consuming too many calories at a meal will increase inflamation and we should eat 5-6 meals a day spaced 4-6 hrs appart. What happenes if your day only allows 4 meals? Should you space your meals out 2-3 hrs? Wouldn'y that have a negative affect on your insulin levels because the meals are so close together?
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:04 AM   #2
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Re: Zone and Meal Spacing.

This question reminds me of a rhyme my grandmother once told me -

Eat when you're hungry
Drink when you're dry
If something don't kill you
You'll live 'till you die.

In other words stop listening to what duma*s diet gurus tell you and start listening to your body. So if four meals a day is what's practical for you and you have the energy to train hard and get through the day without running out of gas then eat four meals a day and stop worrying about trivial ****.
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:58 AM   #3
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Re: Zone and Meal Spacing.

great reply darryl
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:13 AM   #4
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Re: Zone and Meal Spacing.

I would agree to stop listening to what diet gurus say.

But I would say beware of listening to your body. It's not reliable if you're addicted to carbs.

It's like telling a cocaine addict to listen to their body. The results won't be good.

Trust your own mind. Listen to your inner authority. Answer your own questions.
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:57 AM   #5
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Re: Zone and Meal Spacing.

I used to do 6 meals a day following the zone.

4 block breakfast
1 block snack
4 block lunch
1 block snack
4 block supper
1 block snack


Pain in the ***... after a little while I got used to it. So if I ate breakfast at 6am, I was starving for my snack at 10am. I got into a routine. Which was fine as long as I had food.

Now (i've changed my diet a lot so blocks are not strict blocks anymore, but the same idea)

4 breakfast
4 lunch
4 supper
4 Post workout

I find it works better, I can go longer without food, I ate at 4pm before I went to work and that was my last meal until 6:30am this morning. I was a bit hungry at 12:30am last night. Which would have been well past my bedtime if I wasn't working.

Not to mention, I got up at 5:30am, did a workout, set a PR. All before I ate my breakfast. Which was my post workout meal.

Now tonight I get to get my sleep back.
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