The Meal Myth.
last modified: Friday, October 28, 2005 (2:40:23 AM)
Well, I do like to educate people on food. Especially when it concerns something that even confused me! For a long time now, everyone has said, "It's best to eat 5 small meals throughout the day." The idea behind that is, you keep your energy level relatively high and satisfy your hunger at the same time.

However, this is a myth. In some respects. Now, everyone is different. But it is actually better to eat 2-3 meals and cut out snacking all together. The reason being, when you eat all day long, you are constantly forcing your blood sugar levels/insulin to remain high. Again, everyone is different and their bodies have different needs, but this is something everyone should seriously consider. If you are a very active person or work long hours, then you should probably maintain the 5 meal routine. This will keep you going. But if you're not as active, you might want to reduce your caloric intake and consume 3 meals.

Likewise, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It's common knowledge because it's actually true. Plus, you should not eat -anything- 6 hours before you go to bed at night.

This is an interesting topic for me because, like I said, everyone has a different routine for different reasons. But if you're looking to lose weight, lower your cholestoral or blood sugar levels, you might want to adjust when you eat and how often. Just something to consider. http://welcomeconsumer.com
re: The Meal Myth.Friday, October 28, 2005 - 7:05:30 AM

Aye it''s all very true what you''ve written, your wisdom and beauty go beyond boundaries! ^__^

It''s also interesting to note that smaller portions are better for you too, the Japanese do this and live longer, don''t know the science stuff behind it, but I read it in a magazine somewhere! Men''s Health I think...but anyway nice facts there! Informative and educational…I wonder who wants to be a teacher! ^__^

re: The Meal Myth.Friday, October 28, 2005 - 8:09:08 AM

Ohhhh hush you little imp! You''re making me blush. Heehee. But you''re right, smaller portions are best. And Japanese/Korean style cuisine utilizes this. Plus, they often eat smaller cuts of meat, such as fish. Very healthy stuff. It''s always better to stop eating before you stuff your face and get sick. A little bit of restraint is always best. =) Loooove yooou pandy =) hehe