here is a very interesting article by Layne: what's your opinion?
so he basically says that 4-6 large meals on protein per day spaced by 4-5 hours are better for protein sinthesis than the tradicional 6-8 small meals spaced by 2.5- 3 hours.
The reason why is to obtain an optimum level of amino acid Leucine necessary to produce optimal level of protein synthesis in the muscle.
let's say chicken breasts - to reach that quantity of Leucine (3-5gr) you need 43 gr of protein coming from that source that means 200gr of chicen breast in one meal. If you're eating only 100gr you're only getting 21 gr and that's not enough to reach optimal amounts. i'm not saying you're wasting it, but it's just not optimal.
And then comes the supplementation with Leucine and carbs (20-30gr) 2 hours after the first big meal - that will prolong the optimal levels of prothein synthesis throughout the digestion process (3 hours) insted of coming to basal levels after 90 mins wich normally occurs.
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