Do I need to eat 6 meals a day to lose weight?

There’s a lot of information and partial information floating around about how not eating every 2 hours causes your blood glucose level to drop, making you hungry, and then spike up when you eat.  Or that eating fewer than 6 or 8 times a day makes it somehow more difficult to gain muscle or lose fat.

What to do?

Timing of your intake is completely a function of what works well with your life situation, and what you’ve found to be most helpful to you.  For me, that’s a substantial breakfast followed by lunch, somewhat of a snack if I’m hungry, then dinner, then  maybe some other snack, if I’m hungry.  That works for me.   For lots of people, late snacking makes it hard to control the quantity and quality of the food, so they skip that. Other people find they can’t function effectively in the morning if they eat too much, or too little …  it’s a personal choice.

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