Higher meal frequency is supposed to drive fat loss. This is a myth. Assumptions and logic that underlie this strategy are oversimplified and incorrect. Unfortunately, the advice to eat more often has become dogma. Here is the truth that you should know about it.
The first article below is near and dear to my heart because it cites actual scientific research and provides the original articles. I just love that! The second article is pretty much on target, except that I am critical of the high-protein approach that the author advocates. That is a topic for another day.
Logic Does Not Apply Part 1: Meal Frequency
The number of meals per day didn’t even affect what type of weight the participants lost—all of them lost the same amount of weight and the same amount of fat regardless of meal frequency. They tested about everything you can imagine in …
Publish Date: 07/08/2010 10:55
Exploding Nutrition Myths #2: The myth of meal frequency and …
Many of you enjoyed my first ‘Exploding Nutrition Myths’ installment on agave nectar and the glycemic index.Â The next myth that needs to be exposed is the.
Publish Date: 08/17/2010 12:06
Physiology of Meal Frequency
Spacing meals appropriately has important consequences for how much and when your body secretes the key hormones for balanced metabolism. These hormones are insulin, leptin, and growth hormone. Eating frequent meals undermines the benefits of these hormones. The net result is fat gain and poor health.
By the way, the whole idea of spacing meals, even fasting at the right times, is the main premise for the Eat Stop Eat book that I like so much. Click on this link (or the image in the right column above) now to get more information about it: Eat Stop Eat Information.
For good meal frequency,
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