Wednesday, April 6, 2011

So When Do We Eat?

According to this article, studies are starting to show that eating multiple small meals through out the day might NOT be the way to go.  They're claiming that eating just 3 meals a day that are high in protein will help you feel full longer.  I particularly enjoyed this quote from the article.

Our findings turn that on its head," Campbell said. "There also seems to be a growing consensus that these other dietary habits may not be accurately reported because obese and overweight people tend to conceal how frequently and how much they eat.

Hide things?  Us?!  Never...

Except just last night I found myself hiding a second cup of Dole fruit crisps from my fiance.  He ended up catching me because I failed to rid my mouth of all the granola in time.  This happens way more than I'd like to admit.  Back to topic though, I myself have been eating several small meals during the day because well, that's what I was told to do.  I may try to go back to this 3 squares a day option.  I'll have to seriously rethink my food choices and purchases, but it's an intriguing idea.  What do you all think?

1 comment:

  1. I've never thought lots of small meals throughout the day was the way to go, just because of how hungry I felt when I did that! I'm on a diet now (and have been for the last three weeks) and I make a point to eat three good sized meals a day and leave just enough calories for a healthy midnight snack and sometimes an afternoon snack (hummus and pretzels are a life-saver!). This was also my strategy the last time I lost a large amount of weight...