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Benefits Of Eating Less More Often: Light Meals Could Be Better Than Three Full Meals A Day

Update Date: Apr 27, 2016 04:20 AM EDT
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By tradition, everyone knows that it is advisable to have three meals a day. These days however, there are some who fail to do so due to busy schedules. Instead, the scenario would likely see people eating one or two meals or multiple mini meals in a day.

Of the two, consuming one to two meals is seen as a health risk which many feel could lead folks to develop ulcer. But how about taking those mini meals over the traditional three meal scenario?

It may sound strange that with the abundance of coffee shops or sandwich bars that anyone can grab a bite to eat as they go along. The problem is that snacks are not meals and in all lead to potential uncontrollable eating. If that is the case, does it not lead to an unhealthy lifestyle?

According to nutritionist Antony Hayes, turning to mini meals could be a better way to address the food requirements of people over larger meals.

“By eating smaller meals you prevent this, and the body functions more efficiently throughout the day. When we eat a big meal, the sugar level in our blood rises, but once that meal is digested that blood sugar level falls, taking your energy and mood with it,” says Hayes via the Daily Mail.

In a way, he may have a point. One thing that large meals bring is the ability to digest them once they start racking in your tummy. For some, this becomes a burden to people needing to burn them which could eventually play a critical role in the energy and mood that they are supposed to render to busy bodies.

“The regular influx of food with a little-and-often approach keeps your energy level stable and makes it easier for you to cope with everything you have to do in a day,' says another nutritionist, Natalie Savona.

But consuming so-called snacks do have something important people have to consider. It is not purely about grabbing or ordering the first available snack can get to. Considering as well what you are eating is important.

Lots of fruits and vegetables would be needed plus a little bit of protein to make a mini meal work in order for one’s blood sugar to stabilize. According to the Medical Research Council's Human Nutrition unit, measurements of fatty acids in the blood also remain stable when you eat little and often.

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