My brother-in-law is a chiropractor and very interested in health and fitness...he even did a local bodybuilding show. Anyway, he said the optimum times for the body to take in calories are as follows: Wake-up to 10AM (2 light meals): Fruits - They are good detoxifiers and remove waste. 10AM to 4PM (2 light meals): Carbs - Pastas w/some protein - good energy sustainers Veggies - healthy (stir fry) 4PM to sleep (1 heavy or 2 light meals): Protein - muscle re-builders (steak etc) Veggies - healthy (steamed) Anyway, I tried this for a week and while I was way too hungry, I did start to cut up a bit more. It is very time consuming as he recommends 'juicing' the fruits and vegetables. This takes too much time for me and too many trips to the grocery store. It might be worth looking into if you want to cut for a show. He said it is optimized for the body's cycle. What are your recommendations for meals...preferrabley 5 x a day?