Eating multiple small meals

I advocate eating a small meal or snack every 3 hours or so throughout the day. This allows blood sugar levels (and insulin levels) to stay more consistent through the day and reduces the carbohydrate cravings that result from big dips in blood glucose.  This facilitates the process of achieving and maintaining optimal bodyfat levels.

A recent study published in the February 2012 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Less frequent eating predicts greater BMI and waist circumference in female adolescents, backs this view that eating small meals or snacks facilitates leanness.  This study examined the habits of female teenagers and discovered that those who ate less frequently had a higher body mass index (BMI) and a larger waist circumference.  This contrasts with other articles that have attributed frequent snacking as a risk factor for weight gain. 


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