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Old 07-22-2016, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Well- at least these studies say that.

"Overall, research has found that increasing meal frequency beyond three meals per day has little to no effect on appetite, despite the argument that decreased hunger may explain observed associations between frequent meals and lower body weight. On the other hand, eating fewer than three meals per day tends to increase appetite."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...l_draw2&wpmm=1
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:39 PM
 
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Good to know something new for me from the article. Thank you for sharing!
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:03 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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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.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:16 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.
Yes, that is what we diabetics have been told for ages. It's just about impossible for me to eat smaller meals.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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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.
I know. I've been diabetic for more than 20 years and was told so many years ago to stop eating 3 meals and go to 5 or 6.
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Old 07-24-2016, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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like so many of these studies, there are 2 sides to every story. for some small meals more often, seem to be the answer: for others the standard 3 meals a day works and still for others, as much as many of us do not want to admit it: 2 meals a day work. Hubby and I are shocked at our kids: they grew up eating breakfast and all but one of them never touch it unless they are dining out. We never miss breakfast but I am not a lunch eater.
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Old 07-24-2016, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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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.
It's about impossible for me to eat what would be considered a full meal. If I didn't eat 5 or 6 times a day, I'd lose weight. I can't afford to lose weight.
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:38 AM
 
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It's about impossible for me to eat what would be considered a full meal. If I didn't eat 5 or 6 times a day, I'd lose weight. I can't afford to lose weight.
Huh? Isn't losing weight a good thing?

I used to be over 250+ pounds in 2013/2014 but went on a low-carb diet and these days I hover around 175 pounds. My knees in particular feel so much better, much less pain. My sleep quality is greatly improved as well.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:17 AM
 
Location: I am right here.
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Huh? Isn't losing weight a good thing?

I used to be over 250+ pounds in 2013/2014 but went on a low-carb diet and these days I hover around 175 pounds. My knees in particular feel so much better, much less pain. My sleep quality is greatly improved as well.
Depends on the person!

I have a female friend who is early 60s and struggles to keep her weight above 100 pounds.

My youngest son (early 20s) is almost 6 feet tall and at his last doctors appt a few months ago, weighed 130 pounds. He eats like your typical 20-something year old, so a LOT! He's also very active, so he burns it right off.

BTW, I follow a low carb way of life. It's great!
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Huh? Isn't losing weight a good thing?

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For people who are overweight. Not for people who are at the weight they want or under weight.
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