Here is a quiz to see if you understand part of this complicated message. Is it healthier to eat frequent small meals or just two or three meals a day?
I’ll give you a hint. Remember, deep cellular repair and detoxification occurs most readily in the non-digestive stage (during glycolysis) and during sleep. I am sure you now have the answer.
Contrary to popular advice, it is best to eat only when you’re hungry, and not eat after dinner. Your next meal should be when you feel true hunger the following morning. Giving the pancreas the prolonged time to rest and to lower insulin levels is key. Snacking after finishing dinner is the worst thing you can do. When you consider the advice to eat frequent small meals and snack all day long, remember this:
- People who eat more frequently usually take in more calories per day.
- Obese people are invariably snackers; snacking correlates with obesity.
- Animals fed the same calorie amounts monthly, but on a less-frequent schedule, live longer.
- Diabetic recovery is enhanced by resting, not utilizing, the pancreas.
- You don’t want or need to eat frequently when you eat properly. Food tastes better when you wait until true hunger occurs.
- Eating when truly hungry directs you to your precise calorie needs to maintain a lean body. Eating outside of true hunger is usually addictive eating or recreational eating and promotes diabetes.
- More frequent eating or snacking has been shown to increase the risk of colon cancer in men.