There are many decisions we need to make when looking to lose weight and maintain the ideal, healthy weight. One of those is whether to eat the traditional 3 meals a day or go the “mini- meal” 5-6 times a day. The latter has taken momentum as the better way to go about weight loss, however is it better.
A study out of University of Missouri shows that may not always be the case.
“Often people misinterpret the size of a ‘mini meal’ and end up taking in far more calories than they realize,” says lead author Heather J. Leidy, Ph.D. “Also, more meals means more exposure to food, which creates more opportunities for overeating.”
What it comes down to is either way you choose, you always have to be aware of how many calories you are taking in. That is the key.