Most meal timing advice calls for eating multiple small meals per day, and the reason often given is that eating like this will speed up your metabolism and thus help you lose weight faster.
It seems to make sense at first. By putting food in our bodies every few hours, it has to constantly work to break it down, which should speed up our metabolism, right? Well, kind of . . . but it doesn’t help with weight loss.
You see, each type of macronutrient (protein, carbohydrate, and fat) requires varying amounts of energy to break down and process. This is known as the thermic effect of food and is the metabolic “boost” that comes with eating. The magnitude and duration of that boost depends on how much you eat. A small meal causes a small metabolic spike that doesn’t last long, whereas a large meal produces a larger spike that lasts longer.
So, eating more, smaller meals doesn’t directly help or hinder fat loss.
I am not saying this based on a magazine article, i myself have tested this on my diet plan. From last 2 months i have been eating 2 meals a day with a calorie count of 1200-1500 each meal, balancing out the macros. And i still managed to achieve the desired body composition.
So the bottom line is that both more and fewer meals per day are effective for weight loss and have no inherent drawbacks or advantages in terms of metabolic rate and appetite control.
So go with a easier meal pattern , work with it not against it. Make a schedule what works best for you.
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