About

Dr. Aaron Tabor, MD is the author of Dr. Tabor's Slim & Beautiful Diet and FIGHT NOW: Eat & Live Proactively Against Breast Cancer. After graduating from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Tabor devoted his career to helping people live a life they love through medical research.

» Meet Aaron Tabor
» Save Author as Favorite
» See all Aaron Tabor, MD's Posts

Recent Posts

» Nutrition For Healthy Skin Aging
» Mangoes for Fat Loss?
» How to Estimate Perfect Portion Sizes
» Lose More Weight - Get An Accountability Partner!
» Fighting the Freshman Fifteen

Archive

» October 2010
» September 2010
» August 2010
» July 2010
» June 2010
» May 2010

Diet with Dr. Tabor

by Aaron Tabor, MD Diet & Anti-Aging Expert
Subscribe to this feed Subscribe

Many diet plans suggest eating small meals every 2-3 hours throughout the day instead of simply eating the three 'big' meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Eating like this can mean eating as many as 5-6 total meals per day, though the meals are smaller. The concept behind this eating pattern is that it will assist in our weight loss efforts by boosting our metabolism, reducing our appetite, and helping to support normal blood sugar health. Although this approach is well accepted by many, the science behind the theory remains open for debate. Additionally, the impact of eating frequency on the amount of total calories consumed and appetite control remain unclear.

A review of the science behind this issue was recently published in the Journal of Nutrition[1]. The review primarily examined published feeding studies that focused on the effect of eating frequency on appetite and food intake with the 3 meals/day eating pattern used for comparison. The study investigators reported that...

Eating more than 3 meals per day:

  • Reduced the highest level of feelings of hunger,

  • Suppressed the highest level of feelings of fullness,

  • Reduced peak levels of some appetite-related hormones, but

  • Had no effects on feelings of hunger or fullness when measured throughout the course of the day.

  • Eating less than 3 meals per day:

  • Increased subjects' perceptions of appetite (felt hungrier) and

  • Reduced their feelings ...    Continue



    1 | 2    Next Page
  • Post a Comment
      
    ADVERTISEMENT

    Hot Topics

    diet, weight loss, fitness, motivation, abs, restaurants, health, calories, stress, challenge, gyms, support, goals, points, exercise, metabolism, food, recipe

    Most Popular Searches

    Most Popular Blogs

    » Longer, Leaner Thighs: 5 Best Exercises
    » We Announce The Challenge WINNER!
    » Best Vitamins Dieters Not Getting
    » The Dangerous Escape Food Provides
    » Janel Hits The Farmers Market

    Highest Rated Blogs

    » The Top 10 Workout Songs for June 2016
    » Spring cleaning your mind and body
    » 5 Simple Changes to Make For A Healthier Life
    » The Top 10 Workout Songs for May 2016
    » Stop Being a People Pleaser



    Sign up for our free diet newsletter
    We respect your privacy. We will never share your email address with a 3rd party for any reason.