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    Hi,
    I have heard that eating small meals more frequently helps loose weight than eating our regular 3 meals of breakfast lunch and dinner. Is it True?

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    DietVita
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    Hello Piyush,

    Greetings from DietVita !

    Yes, you have heard right. Taking small meals rather than three large meals does help in weight loss. When there is a big gap between meals our metabolism slows down. Stomach secretes a hormone called Ghrelin and its levels surge on empty stomach. This increase levels of Ghrelin makes you crave for food and overeat.

    Dividing your balanced meal into 5-6 smaller meals at a gap of 3-4 hours, will keep your stomach full for a longer time and your metabolism remains active. High metabolism helps your body burn more calories. Along with smaller meals, exercise too helps in keeping your metabolism active. To reduce your weight effectively balanced diet and active lifestyle is mandatory.

    Regards,

    Rupa Gupta
    Consultant Nutritionist, DietVita

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