Frequently Asked Questions
you advise me of the benefits of eating
regularly, say every 2-3 hours as opposed
to leaving big gaps.
Is there any research you could direct me
is evidence that having about 6 small "episodes
of eating" is better than having 2-3
large meals a day with respect to weight
loss and blood cholesterol levels. This
is true as long as the episodes of eating
are low in fat, especially low in saturated
fat, and have a low-medium energy density.
Energy density refers to the number of calories
per gram of food e.g. fried potatoes are
more energy dense than boiled potatoes.
You can read an article on energy
density on our site.
is also evidence from our work with elderly
Greeks that having the main meal of the
day for lunch (as opposed to dinner) is
associated with a lower body mass index.
read the scientific evidence please go to
supplement of the journal Appetite.
Healthy Eating Club
Updated: November 14, 2001.