How often should you eat ?

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welcomeThe strategy of eating every three hours worked perfectly for some people. But keep in mind that at the end of the day, it’s the total number of calories you’re eating that matters most—not how many daily meals you’re consuming. As long as your daily calories are appropriate for your weight loss goal, it really doesn’t matter whether those calories are spread out into 5 or 6 mini meals or coming from 3 squares. My advice is to choose the eating plan that best aligns with your schedule and lifestyle and just make sure that your total daily calories are in check

Just a word of caution: If you do choose to eat small, mini meals every 2 or 3 hours, you’ll need to be extra diligent about keeping portions small at each eating occasion. It’s very easy to let those “mini meals” grow into larger meals. And then you wind up taking in too many calories and gaining weight as a result! A 2011 Purdue University study conducted with a group of overweight men compared 3 large meals per day with 6 smaller meals per day
(same total daily calories)

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  . Contrary to what researchers expected, eating more frequently throughout the day didn’t help curb hunger or decrease the desire to eat. The men also reported more difficulties sticking to the 6-meal plan because they couldn’t keep interrupting their work day to eat another meal

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