One can consider feeding their body five to six times a day. Eating every few hours supports your metabolism and provides necessary energy to get through your workouts.
Try to consider eating at least 1,200 calories a day. Any intake under this can limit your necessary energy levels to get the most out of your workouts. Workout intensity will decrease which will lead to lower fitness levels and decreased weight loss. Low calorie intake can make your body think it is starving and twist your metabolism in the opposite direction.
Snacks should be considered on average to be about 100 calories or less. This can increase if necessary. If to much of an increase is needed for energy, you should consider that snack a meal and adjust your meal plan for the day.
Stay hydrated!! Consider drinking at least eight glasses or 64 ounces of water a day. If sweating a lot or it is a hot environment, drink more if necessary. Water is very valuable because it has zero calories, keeps you satiated, and helps flush out toxins from your body. Try to avoid to much intake, if any, of juices, flavored waters, and other high calorie drinks within your day.
Consider this daily meal and snack plan:
BREAKFAST: Within an hour of waking up.
SNACK: Two to three hours of waking up.
LUNCH: Two to three hours after snack
SNACK: Two to three hours after lunch
DINNER: Two to three hours after snack. Eat at least two to three hours before going to bed.