When’s The Best Time To Eat?
Q: Is it true that it’s better to eat mini-meals every few hours instead of three big meals a day?
A: The answer to this question is that the best meal plan is the meal plan that makes you feel the best. In terms of health or weight loss or weight maintenance, there is absolutely no difference between eating the same number of calories in three meals versus every few hours — at least as far as experts can tell from research. We do know that people who are able to lose weight and keep it off tend to eat breakfast every morning. The experts judge from this data that eating two meals or less per day is probably not a good health or weight-loss strategy.Some people need to snack or they will get too hungry between meals. For others, snacking leads to overeating and grazing all day long. So whatever you decide your best meal strategy is, just be certain to eat breakfast, and make sure it is a healthy one, containing whole grains, lean protein, and fresh fruits.
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