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Old 08-01-2016, 08:55 PM
 
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I don't think most people need "research" to tell them what works best for them.
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:30 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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I like the opposite. I skip breakfast on weekdays, eat a very light lunch and a normal dinner. I will do low carb snacks in the evening if I get hungry again. This gives my digestive system a chance to rest. If you are constantly eating your bowels, lol will never get a break. It's called intermittent fasting and I'm diabetic and DO NOT go low. I am not on insulin. It works for me and I do not get hungry since what I do eat is low carb high fat.
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:35 PM
 
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OP, it's not about decreasing one's appetite. It's about maintaining stable blood sugar. That's important for some people.
And for some other people, having small carbohydrate-rich meals throughout the day is a recipe for cavities. They put sugar in everything these days!
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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I find with the 6 smal meals a day advice i was constantly thinking about food.
If i ate a peanut butter sandwich and milk,i was still hungry because i did not feel full.

Intermittent fasting works for me.
Also,for me anyway,eating all 1600 calories at one time allowed me to feel full and let the food get digested over time.
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:10 PM
 
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I don't even get the concept of "meals" really so I can't say any of people's ideas makes any sense to me. I eat when I'm hungry and whatever I eat is a collection of what it takes to be full at the time. I guess if you wake up at the same time every day and live on a structured societal plane then it makes sense to call them meals if you eat them at exactly the same times but I don't get that. My first "meal" is usually around 1-3 pm since I don't get up until noon usually or later. I don't eat at the same times for anything else, ever. It's totally random when I eat any given amount of food. It just seems bizarre to force food into specific times and call it a meal. I don't see the point.
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I don't even get the concept of "meals" really so I can't say any of people's ideas makes any sense to me. I eat when I'm hungry and whatever I eat is a collection of what it takes to be full at the time. I guess if you wake up at the same time every day and live on a structured societal plane then it makes sense to call them meals if you eat them at exactly the same times but I don't get that. My first "meal" is usually around 1-3 pm since I don't get up until noon usually or later. I don't eat at the same times for anything else, ever. It's totally random when I eat any given amount of food. It just seems bizarre to force food into specific times and call it a meal. I don't see the point.
You've got to admit that most peoples lives are more... er... structured, than yours appears to be. For good, or for ill, modern society has organized itself around a work/watch TV/sleep schedule with 3 main meals in between the activity periods. Our primate cousins have a much less regimented lifestyle and as a result do not suffer from heart attacks, strokes, or even any significant amount of cancer. You may be onto something there Johnny...
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:38 PM
 
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I've been saying for years that it's a bad idea.

One problem with diets that keep incorporating snacks is that it gets a person used to eating constantly.
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Uck, I used to do the mini-meal thing.......seemed like it whacked my cranky blood-sugar around quite a bit when compared to a strict 3-meals a day.

And trying to come-up with 5-6 non-junk/truly-nutritious meals was really tough and expensive.
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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I kind of graze all day long...things like a fresh fruit smoothie for "breakfast", maybe a slice of whole grain bread or an apple with almond butter later on, a salad for "lunch" a handful of nuts later, a big salad for dinner (or mid-day) along with some steamed potatoes or yams..and so on..

I don't like feeling stuffed from 3 main meals but do enjoy the grazing/nibbling. I don't keep any junk food on hand -- willpower if weak so have lots of fresh fruit, veggies, good grains, nuts...

Health/weight are fine..,

Working at home helps make this possible, would be more difficult in an office setting away from home..
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Old 08-06-2016, 02:36 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Yes, that is what we diabetics have been told for ages. It's just about impossible for me to eat smaller meals.
The traditional way of addressing it, the way meals used to be, and still are in some parts of Europe, is to eat 3 main meals, with 2 snack-like meals in-between. So there's breakfast, then a mid-morning tea-time that involves healthy food, not sweets, then lunch, then a late afternoon teatime of tea and yogurt or a cheese-based snack (dairy = protein, which stabilizes blood sugar), then dinner about 3 hours later. I think this makes the most sense, and is a good compromise.
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