FLEX has long supported the practice of eating more frequent meals per day than the standard three (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as the best way to lose bodyfat and build muscle. The International Society of Sports Nutrition has analyzed studies done on eating more frequent meals and reported that eating more meals daily does help to maintain and build more muscle in athletes. They also found that more frequent meals might help athletes lose more bodyfat. This may be due to the reduced hunger that comes with eating more often. In addition, they discovered that greater meal frequency leads to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, total cholesterol and insulin levels, which may also enhance fat loss. Eat at least six meals on rest days and eight meals on workout days to build more muscle, lose more fat and stay healthy.