Many weight loss studies have suggested eating more small meals throughout the day is the smarter way to lose weight, due to the fact that by eating every couple of hours, you won't get to the point of starvation and overeat.
But a new multi-university study published in the journal Appetite this month claims that all of the research on eating small meals through the day is inconclusive.
So how did the researchers come to that conclusion? They analyzed all of the previous studies done about meal frequency and found that the majority of them used self-reported data, which is kinda unreliable.
Keri Gans, R.D., author of The Small Change Diet says on the results: "Most people don't understand what a small meal is—so the people in the study may have reported eating one thing when in reality they were eating full meals every couple of hours, not mini meals."
To put simply, the danger about this strategy is that you might end up overeating anyway because you take in too many calories at each 'mini' meal. So if you're trying to slim down, eat a 400-500 calorie meal every three to five hours. Also have a 200 calorie snack, like a handful or nuts and a piece of fruit, between breakfast and lunch, and between lunch and dinner.
Are you aware that brain injury is the foremost cause of disability and death around the world? Out of all kinds of injuries that one may suffer, brain injury has the maximum chance of resulting in permanent disability and death. This is enough reason for anyone to consider an injury to the brain with utmost seriousness. In this article, we tell you how brain injury can impact you. Read more
Human herpes viruses (HHVs) refer to a group of eight DNA viruses that affect humans, known as HHV-1, HHV-2, HHV-3, HHV-4, HHV-5, HHV-6, HHV-7, and HHV-8. Although a considerable proportion of the human population is infected with one or more of these viruses, the social awareness and understanding of them are not enough, much less than that of some other equally prevalent pathogens. To protect yourself from these viruses, it's essential to acquire some knowledge of them. Read more
Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body – what goes in affects your entire physical wellbeing! For that reason, when you have teeth or gum problems, the problem doesn’t stay isolated for long. In fact, there have been some scary health discoveries that links gum disease to serious illnesses like heart disease and diabetes, and which may increase your risk of suffering a stroke (source: NHS). Read more