(CBS Charlotte) — Over the last few years, many diet-conscious people have believed that eating several small meals throughout the day contributes to weight loss. However, new research suggests that eating two meals a day may shed the pounds faster.
During the American Diabetes Association conference, a new study was presented that discredits the popular belief that eating small portions of food throughout the day helps you lose weight faster than eating larger meals. The study was conducted on over 50 people who followed a 12 week meal plan.
One group ate six small meals during the course of the day, while the other ate a big breakfast and a big lunch. While both groups lost weight, the study group who ate two large meals lost more weight.
While skipping dinner may not be practical or recommended for every dieter, it is important to recognize that the biggest highlight in this study suggests that eating less often contributes to more weight loss than eating frequently throughout the day.
-Nichole Jaworski, CBS Charlotte