Eat Little, But Often To Lose Weight

| May 19 , 2015 , 19:59 IST
weight loss Eating little could help those on a diet aimed at healthy weight loss -- but it can invite health hazards too. Eating six times a day is best, according to new research. Nutrition experts say eating small amounts of food frequently is better for your health rather than three bigger portions, reports The researchers said eating little and often may hold the key to healthy weight loss. Celebrities such as Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston, 46, attribute their slim figure to eating small portions regularly during the day, rather than larger meals at traditional times. She also said she survives on five meals a day. The study, published in the science journal Nutrition Research, says that establishing a healthy and sustainable eating pattern is a challenge with which many dieters struggle. The researchers compared two eating regimes over two weeks -- in the first participants ate two meals per day, while the second involved six meals a day. In both regimes, the total calorie intake remained the same and the dieters lost weight but those in the six-meal group preserved a healthier body composition and lost less 'fat-free’ body mass. Those who ate six meals a day had healthier levels of glucose, insulin and cholesterol. The authors, from universities in California and New Mexico, said: “Increased meal frequency - such as six meals a day - did appear to favourably preserve fat-free mass during weight loss. In conclusion, calorific restriction was effective in reducing body mass and attenuating fat-free mass changes in body composition.”


I'm not going to say that this approach doesn't work, but weight loss is rarely a one size fits all type of thing. That's the reason there's so much conflicting info flying around. However, the basics of developing personalized habits that contribute to a healthy lifestyle will always work. Because weight loss is usually a side effect of simply being healthy. See the following article for a great overview of what to look for in an effective weight loss program: fatfreeme(DOT)net/big5

It really is much simpler than this. Eat food that spoils. No preservatives. Eat mainly food that requires refrigeration. Losing weight is freaking hard as can be, especially with so much information out there on the right way or wrong way to lose fat. Foods we can’t eat, exercises we gotta do, it’s enough to drive somebody crazy. It ain’t just about eating less and moving more or counting calories and weighing all your food. Sure, that stuff works for a little bit but it only gets you so far and then once you stop that diet you just gain it all back (and usually extra weight!). We lost right around 115 pounds (between the 2 of us) in just under 3 months (we tried different diets and reviewed them on our website at ). It’s all about a life change. Starving yourself, doing cardio till you drop and popping diet pills don’t work and it never will.