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Posted on 14th December 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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What About Snacking Between Meals?

I have addressed this topic in various ways throughout this book. Some researchers have found an association between snacking between meals and obesity. By contrast, other researchers found that increasing meal frequency was associated with lower body weight in men, but not in women. Other researchers have also suggested that larger, less frequent meals increase the risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. As noted before, there’s really no consensus on the research.

While proponents of frequent snacking have some positives to point to, the truth is, the more times a day you sit down to eat a meal or grab a quick snack, the more times the door swings open to overeating. And the human reality is that, when given the opportunity, most of us choose to overeat. I’ve seen it occur hundreds of times to those who increase the number of times they eat every day. Most of us find it almost impossible to eat a small amount at a meal or snack, and it’s almost a given that our snacks will load on the calories.
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