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Eating large meals (1200 kcal) instead of spacing out your meals... bad?

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Recently been eating 3400-3500 kcal per day (appropriate surplus for me at the moment as I am 81 kg and 6'1) and that's what seem to be helping me gain weight along with my training. I don't like snacking and I kinda hate being distracted from reading or doing stuff on my pc all the time so I eat no often than 3 big meal about 1000-1200 kcal each meal. Sometimes after a particular large meal (especially if it is rich fat one like a takeaway, mcdonalds) I get mild signs of NAFLD (fat liver decease) random red marks (spider nevi) pop on skin and liver kinda aches also. Could it be that due to excessive kcal being consumed at once instead of splitting it into 6 small meals my liver just does not have enough time to recuperate? Read about it here: This is how overeating leads to liver damage! | TheHealthSite.com

Does any of you guys eat large meals instead of lots of small meals like me? Did you have similar problem? Is it really bad idea to eat the way I have been eating (in large portions)?

Appreciate responses from lifters who are in their 30's and older please, I'm just that age myself and I can relate and benefit from your responses more.

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3 minutes ago, SwoleTip said:

I eat large meals (1200-1500) and i just fart alot, gains still fine though. Around your age too. 

Never had any issues? Assuming you eat clean? 

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24 minutes ago, BuffPup said:

Never had any issues? Assuming you eat clean? 

No issues if you eat dirty. It’s kcals in v kcals out. I eat 2 meals one snack a day as I hate grazing and prefer to eat 300-400g meat per meal and feel satisfied  and full.  If your thinking the bro science of bollox 30-40g protein per sitting can only be absorbed its Simply that. Bollox 

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Apologies I’m in my 30’s a typical meal will be 300-350g turkey breast, mushrooms, onions and 125g basmati rife with curry sauce or 300g rump steak, sauté veg and home made wedges washed down with a pint of milk. Meal 1. ‘Break’ fast if you will is usually 3/4 turkey bacon, 4 eggs and 2 burgen bread toast 

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I've done both, smaller meals are definitely easier for me to digest and I get less bloating/gas.... however in a deficit bigger meals make it easier to sustain..... 

Bottom line as someone above mentioned is as long as calorie requirements are being met there won't be any significant difference in the end result.

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I do a mix. I have 5 set meals on test days, 6 in training days. Sometimes I split them all out and sometimes I’ll join meals up. All depends how I feel on the day, the only time I struggle with hunger is in the evening , so if I sense that’s gonna happen I’ll save a meal of mince/potatoes and double up for my evening meal. 

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14 hours ago, Jackoffblades said:

Iv done this and Iv done that. Iv had high protein and moderate protein. Get your calories in the sweet spot and everything is juuuuuust right 

By saying get your calories in the sweet spot you mean what? Cause I recently seem to have found my 'sweet spot' it's aforementioned 3400 kcal per day, I can see I am gaining (I am more than sure that most of it is fat though but being an ecto it still makes me look kinda more jacked).

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Overall it’s not the best option in terms of digestion and gut health , if I’m reading right based on your calories and the size of the big meals .. you would only eat 3 times a day ? 
 

that alone does not put your body in an optimal spot for gaining muscle or losing fat 

try and keep you biggest meal for post workout or if you leave suitable time ( at least 90 mins ) have your biggest meals pre and post and space the others accordingly for your other macros 

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