New Australian research suggests that eating more often than three meals a day does not assist with weight loss.
The study found no difference in weight, waist measurement, body fatness or blood sugar levels between people who ate three meals a day, and those who ate three meals and three snacks while trying to lose weight.
There seems to be little benefit to changing how often or how regularly you eat if you’re trying to lose weight.
Many people find it hard enough to stick to a healthy eating plan to lose weight, let alone worrying about any suggested benefits of snacking or not snacking.
The study involved 179 obese men and women who were all on a standard kilojoule-reduced diet, but with differing eating patterns. And finally they found that it’s not when you eat that matters, but what and how much you eat.
Dieters need to focus on eating fewer kilojoules, especially when it came to snack choices, and that portion control was the key.
Source: Medical News Today