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Posted by: Sam | 2012-10-08

eating 6 times a day

Hi there

i saw a dietician a few years back and she gave me a slimming diet to follow. i didnt really loose weight then, but i thought i would give it a try again now.
something i dont understand though.... i normally eat 4 slices of bread with cheese at about 8 am then only eat again at dinner time (around 7pm). i very rarely eat anything else during the day.

how will eating 6 small meal though out the day = weight loss if ill actually be eating more than normal?

i only need to lose about 4kg at the most, but it confuses me that ill lose weight by eating more??

thanks!

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Dear Sam
Research has actually demonstrated that 'nibblers' who eat about 6 small meals a day made up of healthy, low-fat, high-fibre foods, have a lower bodyweight than 'gorgers' who eat 3 (or 2) large meals a day. The reason for this is that eating healthy low-fat, low-GI foods often during the day will keep your blood sugar and insulin levels steady all day long and thus prevent excess insulin production which fuels weight gain and fat deposition. Starvation is not the healthy way to lose weight, rather lose weight gradually with a balanced diet spread out over the day.
I hope you lose these 4 kg.
Best regards
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2012-10-08

Dear Sam
Research has actually demonstrated that 'nibblers' who eat about 6 small meals a day made up of healthy, low-fat, high-fibre foods, have a lower bodyweight than 'gorgers' who eat 3 (or 2) large meals a day. The reason for this is that eating healthy low-fat, low-GI foods often during the day will keep your blood sugar and insulin levels steady all day long and thus prevent excess insulin production which fuels weight gain and fat deposition. Starvation is not the healthy way to lose weight, rather lose weight gradually with a balanced diet spread out over the day.
I hope you lose these 4 kg.
Best regards
DietDoc

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