Is eating three meals a day ok?
I've been trying to eat more smaller meals but it just doesn't fit into my lifestyle, schedule and hunger.
I like to eat a large breakfast, a lunch and dinner. I don't go to bed hungry and I'm usually hungry right when I go up, around lunchtime AND around dinnertime.
I do eat regularly, the body gets food the same times every day, just not as often as if I'd be eating a lot of small meals... Is this bad for me? :-)Comedienne by:
You can only do what you can do. As far as I understand it, the 4-6 meal rule is just to keep you from being hungry and eating too much during meals. If that's not your problem, then I don't see why you shouldn't stick with three.
Here's a good article: http://www.webmd.com/diet/fea...
Quote: "A review in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded there was no real weight loss advantage to eating six meals a day. Another study, in the British Journal of Nutrition, found no weight loss difference between dieters who ate their calories in three meals daily or six meals a day."
I have to disagree. I don't believe in force feeding but often people report they aren't hungry because their metabolism has slowed due to not eating enough in the past or consuming too many liquid calories (soda, coffee drink for example). Try the 4-5 small meals a day along with challenging exercise and see what happens.
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