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6 Habits Every Highly Effective Lifter Should Have

Muscle and Fitness Logo By M&F Editors of Muscle and Fitness | Slide 2 of 6: One of the most oft-prescribed approaches to nutrition for gym newbies is to have 5-7 smaller meals a day to “keep metabolism high.” But this may be overcomplicating the issue, according to Grinnell.“I think that people will start to look at overall protein and calorie intake more than meal frequency,” he says. “Studies have shown that as long as you get your protein and calories in each day, the meal frequency won’t matter. Like your training, just make sure you get it in!”You can stick to your 5-7 meals if you want but it may be a better approach to determine your physique goals, set some nutritional guidelines, then concentrate on the macronutrient ratios and total calories required to get there. 

2. Downplay Meal Frequency

One of the most oft-prescribed approaches to nutrition for gym newbies is to have 5-7 smaller meals a day to “keep metabolism high.” But this may be overcomplicating the issue, according to Grinnell.

“I think that people will start to look at overall protein and calorie intake more than meal frequency,” he says. “Studies have shown that as long as you get your protein and calories in each day, the meal frequency won’t matter. Like your training, just make sure you get it in!”

You can stick to your 5-7 meals if you want but it may be a better approach to determine your physique goals, set some nutritional guidelines, then concentrate on the macronutrient ratios and total calories required to get there. 

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