How Many Meals a Day Should I Eat to Lose Weight?

many meals to lose weight

It doesn't matter how many meals a day you eat as long as you eat the right amount of calories to lose weight but You may want to eat 3-to-6 meals a day if,

You can't control your hunger or cravings. Eating MORE smaller meals throughout the day keeps your blood sugar levels stable. This prevents you from getting too hungry which may make you eat too many calories making you gain weight.

There's no perfect number of meals to eat daily to lose weight

3 Studies Back This Up

  1. In this study 179 obese people ate the same amount of calories everyday. Some ate 3 times a day while others ate more than 3 times a day. There was no difference in the amount of weight lost between the 2 groups.
  2. There seems to be little benefit to changing how often or how regularly you eat if you're trying to lose weight, We found it's not when you eat that matters, but what and how much you eat. Michelle Palmer, a dietician at the University of Newcastle
  3. In another study they tested the difference between metabolic rates in people having 1 or 5 meals per day (who all ate the same amount of calories) and found no differences.
  4. This meal frequency study proves it doesn't matter how many meals you eat a day if you eat the right number of calories to lose weight.

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