We all know that weight gain is an increasingly disturbing problem in the western world. Have you ever wondered why this may be? If you were to read anything about diet prior to 1977, the dietary recommendation would be simple … eat three meals daily, period. Eating between meals was considered either rude or glutinous. Or it was a sign that the prior meal was inadequate. It is only over the last 35 years or so, and predominantly in America, that eating between meals is socially tolerated. And as far as we can ascertain, this experiment is having the expected result, we are getting bigger and lead the world in non-infectious gastrointestinal illness.
What happens when you eat simple carbohydrate foods at or between meals every day? You get hungry in between!
What happens when you only eat low-fat foods, and only at meals three times per day? You get hungry in between!
So where did the recommendations for eating 4-5 meals per day come from? Read More