Our expert says:
The human body will always strive to retain a balance. If its energy intake is reduce too greatly to below 1000 kcal per day, then the body will shutdown its weightloss systems in an attempt to conserve energy. Eating 6 or more smaller meals a day will not prevent this if the total energy intake indicates starvation to the body systems. However, eating a balanced, moderately energy reduced diet (1500 kcal/day for women or 2000 kcal/day for men), which is divided into 6 small meals spread over the day may well cause better weightloss than eating the same amount of kcal in 3 larger meals, because research has shown that "nibbler" (6 small meals a day), tend to lose more weight than "gorgers" (3 large meals a day), provided the nibbler diet is also low in energy and consists of healthy foods.
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