Today we are constantly told that 6 small meals daily is better for you. However how true is that, we decided to find out.
Given that eating smaller meals is less likely to trigger a response in your body that you are full. Because of this you are actually more likely to feel hungry and eat more throughout the day. However, eating 3 large meals a day will tell your brain that you are full and therefore stop the feeling of hunger. In brief we can see that eating larger meals a day is actually far better to feel less hungry.
The calories are the same no matter if you eat 3 big meals or 6 small meals. It is best to try and include 30g of protein per meal and only eat when you begin to feel hungry.
It is also far easier to cook 3 times a day instead of 6 times as well. Meal prep can help reduce the cooking time but it is always best to try and eat fresh. Intermittent Fasting is a great way to get the calories you need while only eating a few times a day. You are able to cram 3 big meals into a short eating window and get all the nutrients you need. This method will also allow you to fill up on food and stop you feeling hungry throughout the day.