Square meals vs. mini meals

September 24, 2010 4:16:40 AM PDT
Contrary to most dieting advice, three square meals a day may be a better strategy than several smaller meals if you are trying to lose weight.

Researchers studied overweight and obese men on a low-calorie, high protein diet.

They found that six mini-meals didn't seem to be as beneficial when it came to appetite control.

It was the men on the high protein diet who ate three meals a day that felt fuller in the evening and late at night, plus they were less preoccupied with thoughts of food.