Meal tapering is a controversial topic. Many bodybuilders use the meal tapering principle to decrease the level of body fat. Some agree on the idea and some experts disagree.
The meal tapering principle works around the premise that if you eat a heavy breakfast in the morning, you are more likely to burn off all the calories before reaching the end of the day.
For many people having a heavy breakfast first thing in the morning is not acceptable. It makes them feel heavy during the morning hours.
You can follow what suits you best but you don’t want to go to the opposite end of the spectrum and follow the opposite formula. Many people do a lot of damage to their bodies by following the opposite routine. they have a late breakfast and late dinner. For them dinner is usually the heaviest meal of the day. It often ends with a drink and some fast food.
During the night your body is less active and stores any unused energy in the form of fat so your dinner must be the smallest meal of your day and it must be consumed at least 2-3 hours before bedtime.
As far as meal planning is concerned, you need to avoid the following three cardinal mistakes at all cost:
- Avoid late breakfast: This triggers the starving mode in your body and slows down your metabolism.
- Avoid heavy dinner: Dinner must be the lightest meal of the day.
- Avoid a gap of more than 3 hours between your meals.