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How often should I eat a meal?
Asked by perfectflaw on Aug 08, 2008 in Nutrition

How long should I wait to eat between meals, and how many meals per day should I have?


You may eat two, three, four, five or more meals if you prefer. The three-meal plan follows the body's natural tendency to feel hungry about five hours after the last meal. If you eat less often, you might become ravenous and be inclined to overeat, but if you eat more frequently, you must choose small meals small to stay within your calorie allowance. A high-carbohydrate mini-meal will make you feel hungry quickly, but a large meal with protein and fat will keep you satisfied for awhile.  

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