BENEFICIAL METABOLIC EFFECTS OF REGULAR MEAL FREQUENCY ON DIETARY THERMOGENESIS, INSULIN SENSITIVITY, AND FASTING LIPID PROFILES IN HEALTHY OBESE WOMEN
This concept is one of the hardest to get across to patients trying to lose weight. So many patients have tried to lose weight by skipping meals (especially breakfast) in an attempt to lower the number of calories taken in. But the body responds to this method by conserving calories as well as slowing metabolism via a reduction in thyroid function.
Multiple small meals throughout the day ensures that the body’s metabolism believes another meal is coming soon and thereby does not conserve.