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    Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by herunder88, Aug 7, 2012.

    1. herunder88

      herunder88 Well-Known Member

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      So i have been seeing some conflicting things lately. I do realize that total calories consumed on a (consistant) basis is what matters and not meal frequency. However if one person eats 4000 calories once a day whilst another person eats the same amount of calories spread out over 5 meals, won't the person eating it over 5 meals keep his motabolism higher than the guy eating the same calories all at one time? Won't the guy eating several meals a day be able to make more mistakes since his motabolism is higher, thus being able to burn more calories than the guy who just eats once a day if he messes up occasionally?

       
    2. bambam

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      Is eating small frequent meals to keep motabolism high a myth or not?

      Current research suggests that your metabolism is actually higher eating fewer larger meals than more smaller meals.
       
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      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

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      Is eating small frequent meals to keep motabolism high a myth or not?

      research plz?
       
    4. yuklog291

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      Is eating small frequent meals to keep motabolism high a myth or not?

      yes, OP, it is a myth.

      See, Compared with nibbling, neither gorging nor a morning fast affect short-term energy balance in obese patients in a chamber calorimeter, Taylor MA, Garrow JS. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2001 Apr;25(4):519-28. http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/v2...f/0801572a.pdf

      See also, Influence of the feeding frequency on nutrient utilization in man: consequences for energy metabolism, Verboeket-van de Venne WP, Westerterp KR., Eur J Clin Nutr. 1991 Mar;45(3):161-9. Abstract available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1905998

      and, Acute effects on metabolism and appetite profile of one meal difference in the lower range of meal frequency Smeets, et.al, Br J Nutr. 2008 Jun;99(6):1316-21. Epub 2007 Dec 6, abstract available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18053311

      and, Meal frequency and energy balance Bellisle F, et.al, Br J Nutr. 1997 Apr;77 Suppl 1:S57-70. Abstract at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9155494

      and, Increased meal frequency does not promote greater weight loss in subjects who were prescribed an 8-week equi-energetic energy-restricted diet. Cameron JD, Cyr MJ, Doucet E. Br J Nutr. 2009 Nov 30:1-4. (3 vs. 6 meals when created a 700 calorie deficit).
       
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      crormaSoila18 Well-Known Member

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      Is eating small frequent meals to keep motabolism high a myth or not?

      Then how in the world do these kind of stupid rumors get started in the first place? I mean, i'm sure you know what i'm talking about. People have believed for YEARS that small frequent meals were the way to go. Now people are saying it doesn't matter? It's like a dang yo-yo.
       
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      Is eating small frequent meals to keep motabolism high a myth or not?

      What does OP mean? I saw that used in another thread as well
       
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      Is eating small frequent meals to keep motabolism high a myth or not?

      The answer to this question isn't really known You'll definitely have to try both and learn by trial and error.

      A lot more people these days say that timing doesn't really matter, and I happen to believe them the most. Then you have the camp that says "Eat every 2 hours" and the opposite "Intermittent Fasting" camp that says "Don't Eat except for a 6 hour window in the day". Basically two completely conflicting ideologies, but they both claim weight loss.

      Definitely do some research/trial and error yourself and decide
       
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      Is eating small frequent meals to keep motabolism high a myth or not?

      I've done both all my life. It's not a question of what i want to do. I'm just curious if someone has proof of either since their are conflicting sides now.
       
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      Is eating small frequent meals to keep motabolism high a myth or not?

      It's called bro science, someone gets in great shape doing a particular diet and then others follow them and soon everyone does it.
       
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      Is eating small frequent meals to keep motabolism high a myth or not?

      good info, amazing links.
      Op read this.
      Repped.
       

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