Often, we have heard that consuming smaller meals keeps the blood sugar level stable and prevents you from getting hungry very often. This is in fact true! Having a diet plan of consuming 5-6 meals in a day helps in continuous supply of energy to the body without storing any fats.
Many people do believe that consuming 3 square meals is a good idea. Their rationale being that when remain hungry for long periods of time, it stores the fat as it does not know when the next meal will be supplied. On the other hand, consuming 6 meals in a day convinces our body that the next meal will be served soon. As a result it does not store the fats, rather uses it as energy.
As it is widely believed to be true that eating 6 times a day instead of 3 is beneficial for your health, let us examine the effect of this eating pattern and evalute whether such an approach towards diet really helps to encourage weight loss or not:
It can be evaluated based on the above observations that, discounting the disadvantage of eating more foods by increasing the frequency of food intake, it would be advisable to eat 6 times a day rather than 3. Make sure that your calorie intake is limited to 2500 calories and then eat 6 times a day. This is the only situation in which you can actually gain weight by eating more rather than losing it.
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