On a normal basis now, I've caught myself (about every 3 days) having to break from my normal 2-3 hour pattern of 300 calories. I eat from 6 a.m. - midnight mostly. What that means is that I eat around 7 times a day, roughly 2,100 calories.
About every third day, I find that I've been having some issues, and falling into this pattern:
I'm confused. You said that usually you eat every 3 hours, about 7 times per day for a total of 2100 cals, right?
How does that differ from the "unusual" routine you posted? A few fewer cals for some meals, a few more for some, seems like it all shakes out?
I need close to 3000 calories to maintain my activity level. I shoot for three sturdy meals and a bunch of more snack-like meals. It kind of comes down to listening to your body and making sure to meet its needs.