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You must also factor in your natural body type. For instance, are you a hard gainer? Do you have a tendency to put on muscle easily? If you’re a person who naturally carries a higher percentage of body fat, you will more than likely fall into the five-meal range. A competitive bodybuilder or person wanting to put on lean muscle will usually fall into the 6–7 daily meal range. Again, the amount of meals will depend not only on body type, but your personal goals and your daily schedule.
How long between meals? Once you’ve determined the number of meals you’ll need to consume on a daily basis, you’ll now need to calculate the spacing of your meals. As an example, let’s say we’ve decided upon six daily meals—the next step in the process is to arrange the spacing, but how long should you go between meals? I’ve found that in most cases, no matter what body type a person is, approximately three hours between meals works very well, and I'll tell you why.
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