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What Is Better 3 Large Meals Or 6 Small Meals?

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drobi619 | 06:28 Tue 21st Nov 2023 | Food & Drink
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I was trying to lose weight as a 5 foot, 170lb, 29-year-old female, and I was wondering what sort of meal schedule would be best for me. I know that I need to eat around 1500 calories a day and try to work out once daily. With this, I am not sure what is better for me, only eating three or six meals a day. 

Three meals:

Breakfast, workout, lunch, dinner

Six meals:

Pre-workout, workout, breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, dessert

Please let me know your thoughts on things.



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6 would be the best if the total calories aren't more than the 3

I doubt it has any effect regarding weight loss. But from what I've read the body copes better with fewer main meals than it does continually snacking on six "meals" a day. It needs breaks.

I'd recommend 3 small meals, if you can. You seem to eat quite a lot. Of course, it depends on the size of each meal and the amount of physical activity you have. Do you work between meals?

Serve your meals on small  plates. Large meals are not good for anybody.  3 small meals and a couple light snacks like fruit between are better for your health.  It won't take long before you can't eat large meals any more.  You will feel full up on much less food.  

3 meals that allow you to feel satiated for more than several hours are best. Limit starchy carbs. Every time you eat...particularly carbs or sugar...your body produces insulin. Insulin is the fat hormone and causes the body to store fat, rather than use it for energy. If you must have a snack, eat protein such as a boiled egg, a handful of nuts or seeds. I've heard it said regarding eating a boiled egg as a snack...if you can't eat an egg, then you're not really hungry. You don't usually need snacks.

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