The first step a person can take to get the most out of his training program is to eat at least five times a day . This means at the minimum, a person should have three small meals and two snacks spaced throughout the day. Eating frequently helps keep both blood sugar and insulin levels stable. These are tow important factors in determining a person's overall energy level. A body that receives food every few hours has the resources to repair itself and restock its energy stores. Eating infrequently causes the body to go into famine mode, meaning it stores the food a person eats as body fat for fear that it is being starved.