Eat at consistent and regular times every day.
As you no doubt know, we’re creatures of habit. There are rhythms and cycles all around us. 365 days in a year, 7 days in a week, 24 hours in a day and so on, whether we like it or hate it, things repeat. The sun comes up in the morning and it goes down at night. You’re built to take advantage of that rhythm. Same goes for eating and digesting.
When you consistently have a meal at the same time, your digestive system will learn that’s when food is coming and it prepares itself to be ready for it. If you have a regular schedule, you wake up at the same time every day, eat your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, train around the same time, you’ve already conditioned your system to build muscle. This is what the champions of the past have done. People like Don Howorth, Bill Pearl, Larry Scott, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane and Sergio Oliva all had their routines. If your gains are lacklustre and you have no regular routine and eating habits that are tied to specific times of the day, that’s likely why.
It will take willpower and discipline to get this going and it will likely be tough at first (for about 3 – 4 weeks until the habit is built.) On the other hand, the great thing about it after the “growing pains” is it will become automatic to eat your meals at specific times, no matter what because you will get the signals from your stomach. You’ll get hungry around the same time and your digestive juices will be ready to take on whatever you chew at them.
Sit down for a few minutes and plan out the most convenient times to eat your meals, commit and follow through. Your physique, health and digestion will thank you for it.
I’ll gladly give you suggestions and am here to support you so feel free to ask below, if you need ideas on how to go about it.
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