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Is it best to have your biggest meal at breakfast?
I heard eating a big breakfast is good because you can burn it off throughout the day.
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I eat very large breakfasts, I then eat a small lunch and a small to medium dinner (no snacks throughout the day).
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If you're trying to gain muscle or lose fat, I think it's best to have 5-7 smaller, more evenly proportioned meals throughout the day.
The reason you're able to eat the huge breakfast that you do is because you're eating very little the evening before and you're basically starving when you wake up. It's never good for your body to think it's starving. Not only does it want to store everything as fat in case you really are starving and it will be the last meal ever; but you tend to overeat, which will also lead to storing everything as fat.
You may not feel hungry, but if you skip lunch, your body will still think it's hungry cause of no food in a certain amount of time and will eat away at your hard earned muscles and your next meal, even if it's small and/or healthy will be stored as fat. This may be why you are skinny but still have that gut
Eating smaller meals more frequently keeps your metabolism high, it never has to dip into itself for energy.
I eat a fairly good sized breakfast, then a smaller mid-morning snack and lunch, a myoplex for mid-afternoon snack about an hour and a half before workout, then a pretty big dinner. I'll eat carbs, pasta, bread, tortillas at dinner, I'm not too worried, I always make sure I'm up at least 3 1/2 to 4 hours after eating so I don't go to bed on a full stomach, that's enough time to digest and process the calories.