Tell you how to keep healthy body How Proper Calorie Fragmentation Improves Body Composition?

Tell you how to keep healthy body  How Proper Calorie Fragmentation Improves Body Composition?

Tell you how to keep healthy body

It is a well-established fact that calories control everyone''s

How Proper Calorie Fragmentation Improves Body Composition?

It is a well-established fact that calories control everyone''s

bodyweight. No matter how many meals a day you have, it is the

calorie balance in the end of the day that matters. If you eat

fewer calories than you are burning, you will lose weight. It

won''t matter if these calories come from chocolate, bagels,

meat, eggs, fruit or whatever else.

What about body composition? The two major components of body

composition are lean body mass and fat mass. Suppose you just

lost 10 pounds of bodyweight. Does it matter how many of those

10 pounds were fat and how many muscle? Sure, it DOES matter.

While calorie balance controls bodyweight, other important

factors influence the proportions of fat and muscle that you

gain or lose! These factors may improve or make worse the way

One of those factors is calorie distribution (or calorie

fragmentation). Bodybuilders, as the group of people most

concerned with their body composition, have been spreading their

calorie intake into smaller and more frequent meals for decades.

Originally they believed that doing so "raises one''s

metabolism". Science has never proved this belief. Recent

findings reveal that there is no metabolic advantage of eating

However recent research has uncovered that spreading your

calorie intake into smaller and more frequent meals improves

body composition! More calories end up building muscles, and

less calories go to your fat deposits. The calorie balance

equation still rules, but more calories end up building muscles!

That, my friend, means that you will look better!

The most promising research comes from the labs of Georgia State

University. Dr. Dan Benardot and colleagues developed a

sophisticated computer program that analyzes a person''s

within-day calorie balance. They named the program -

computerized time-line energy assessment (CTLEA). The research

team tracked the calorie feeding patterns of 42 gymnasts and 20

runners. The trial found that the athletes with the largest and

most frequent energy deficits were the fattest! On the other

hand, the athletes with the smallest and least frequent energy

deficits were the leanest. The results were equally supportive

for both aerobic (runners) and anaerobic (gymnast) athletes.

This research is absolutely fascinating. It irrefutably proves

that eating smaller and more frequent meals leads to more muscle

and less fat. Whether you are on a 1200 or 4000 calorie diet, it

does make sense to spread these calories into more meals. The

research suggests that for maximum muscle, we must minimize (if

not eliminate) time frames of the day where our calorie balance

The most frequent times, a person fails to feed his or her body

sufficient calories to keep a (-300;+300) balance are: sleeping

Remember these 4 rules of good calorie distribution Eat before bed. Eat your breakfast. Eat

before exercise. Eat after exercise. About the author:

Hristo Hristov owns X3MSoftware, a company specializing in

developing diet and fitness tracking software. Hristo has a

degree in Computer Science and passion for strength training.

Hristo has designed and written Fitness Assistant, X3MSoftware''s

leading software product. Download your demo at Download Diet Software and

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