6 Mini Meals or 3 Square Meals: Which Is Better for Weight Loss?
So what’s that mean for you? How much you eat is more important than how often you eat. (Find out how many calories you should be eating here.) If eating more often causes you to overeat—say multiple meals turn into all-day grazing—try eating fewer meals. But if you’re a three-meal-a-day person who gorges each time you sit down because you’re so famished, adding in a snack or two, even three, might help.
Whatever you choose, including fiber—fruits, vegetables and whole grains—and lean protein in your meals and snacks is essential when you’re dieting, as both nutrients provide staying power to keep you feeling full until you eat next.