Hi all! Lauren Link here, Director of Sports Nutrition at Purdue University, and former Purdue soccer player. Thanks to Rack Performance for letting me chime in as a guest on this blog!
As a sports dietitian, I obviously spend a lot of time talking about what to eat…but a huge piece of the nutrition puzzle is also when to eat! Eating frequently (every 3-4 hours) actually helps your body build muscle mass, burn fat and it helps you stay full and avoid unnecessary cravings. On the flip side, skipping meals and going long periods of time without eating actually breaks down muscle and promotes fat storage when you do eat. So regardless of your weight goal, eating frequently is a good game plan if you’re making the right choices!