From Your Health Journal…..”The recommendation from this study is to get woman who are considered obese to eat three larger meals per day opposed to six smaller meals. Data suggest this would have a ‘healthier impact’ on this type of subject as it would have more advantages metabolically. The study concluded – – ‘Eating larger meals less often lowered blood-fat levels. Over time, consistently eating fewer, larger meals each day could lower the women’s blood-fat levels and thereby lower their risk of developing heart disease.’ While this is great news as it can help many woman lead healthier lifestyle, the fact still remains that these subjects will still need to watch the total daily calorie intake while improving their amount of calories burned. But, studies like this are quite helpful, and will hopefully have a positive impact on the lives of obese women.”
From the article…..
Scientists from the University of Missouri (MU) recently discovered that, for obese women, consuming fewer, larger meals could reap more health benefits. The researchers looked at the differences between consuming three substantial meals as opposed to consuming six small meals for obese women. They discovered that, for obese females, the three substantial meals lead to a reduction in the risk of developing heart disease.
The findings on the advantages and disadvantages of all-day snacking were recently published in the journal Obesity.
“Our data suggests that, for obese women, eating fewer, bigger meals may be more advantageous metabolically compared to eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day,” explained the study’s lead author Tim Heden, a doctoral student in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at MU, in a prepared statement. “Eating larger meals less often lowered blood-fat levels. Over time, consistently eating fewer, larger meals each day could lower the women’s blood-fat levels and thereby lower their risk of developing heart disease.”
The researchers looked at the impact of meal frequency on blood-sugar and blood-fat levels for eight obese females during two 12-hour periods on two different days. All the participants ate 1,500 calories and, during the two testing days, the participants either had three 500-calorie liquid meals or six 250-calorie liquid meals. Then, every 30 minutes during the 12-hour time frames, the team of investigators measured the sugar and fat levels of the women’s blood. They discovered that women who had consumed three meals had lower levels of fat in their blood as compared to the female participants who had six small meals.
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