Why Is Meal Planning So Important In Getting Big

[ 0 ] February 12, 2016 |
Meal Planning

Meal Planning

When I was first starting out on the road to gaining muscle, I was told to follow three simple rules:

EAT BIG, LIFT BIG, SLEEP BIG

I thought well that’s simple, so I piled on as much weight as I possibly could in the gym, I slept 12 – 14 hours per day, and I ate everything in sight. Now guess what it achieved, yep  a big fat dough boy.

The older I got and the more I read, the more I realized the three simple rules, weren’t meant to be taken so literally. Probably the biggest break through came when I started meal planning. It was actually pretty easy, I just looked at what I needed to do then set my self a plan and stuck to it.

To really stoke your metabolism, you should be trying to eat 6 meals a day, evenly spaced, so every 2 – 3 hours. NEVER leave it for more the 4 hours

Meal Planning Structure

Wake at 5.30 am

Breakfast – 1st Meal – 6 am

Snack –  2nd Meal – 9 am

Lunch – 3rd Meal – 12 pm

Snack –4th Meal – 3 pm

Dinner –5th Meal – 6 pm

Snack – 6th Meal – 9 pm

Now its nearly impossible to stuff as much solid food into your mouth to help fuel your muscles, the answer is supplements.   So I supplemented 2 meals a day with a supplement – ie. Protein drink or Protein bar. I always make 3 meals per day a high protein based meal.

The other 3 meal’s I ensure I eat, plenty of salad and vegetables. I make sure I eat white meat 3 times per week, and red meat 3 – 4 times per week.

Once per week I give myself a break, and eat what ever I feel like. My guilty pleasure is pizza. I keep away from really bad fast food – ie. Mc Donalds or Hungry Jacks.  That is really it, keep it simple. The secret to Meal Planning is preparation, spend some time on a Sunday precooking meals and planning, and you will see results in the GYM.

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