In this article, I'll discuss why eating smaller meals is better in terms of health and weight loss. I'll also share some tips on how to incorporate more small meals into your life while avoiding overeating on them!
Why you should eat small meals
Eating small meals more often is a great way to keep your weight in check. Eating more often helps you avoid feeling hungry and overeating later. It also helps you maintain a steady blood sugar level by preventing sharp drops between meals.
Smaller portions are healthier than large ones because they leave you satisfied but not stuffed or overstuffed so that when it's time for the next meal, your body will naturally be ready for it. Plus, eating throughout the day makes it easier to get enough nutrients from natural food sources like fruits and vegetables—which are better than supplements anyway!
The common myth about eating frequent small meals is that they'll keep your metabolism active throughout the day—but research shows that this isn't true at all! Research also shows that skipping breakfast has no effect on weight loss whatsoever; so if you're looking for an excuse not to eat breakfast (or any other meal), don't worry about it!
How to incorporate more small meals into your day
There are a few ways to work some of these healthy snacks into your day.
Eat breakfast within an hour of waking up
Make a hearty breakfast full of proteins like oatmeal with berries or an omelet with spinach
Eat every 2-3 hours
Consider something with complex carbs and fat as well as protein, like a piece of fruit and some nuts, or hummus with veggies. If daytime snacking makes you feel sluggish instead of energized, try eating something small (like half an hour) before dinner instead.
Eat your last meal about an hour before bedtime—this is a great time for slow-burning carbs like sweet potatoes or whole grain pasta (see our list below). The combination of carbohydrates and protein will help sustain energy levels throughout the day without feeling too heavy at night!
How to avoid overeating on small meals
As with most things in life, the key to getting the results you want is balance. Eating small meals all day long may be tempting because it's less time-consuming and seems more convenient, but if you're not eating enough food overall to sustain your body, then all those little snacks won't be doing your body much good.
You can avoid overeating on small meals by making sure that every meal (and snack) contains enough protein and fiber to keep hunger at bay until the next one comes around. It's also important to make sure that each meal includes whole foods as well as processed foods—whole foods are usually better for our bodies than processed ones since they have more nutrients within them.
Why you should eat big meals
If you want to feel your best, eating big meals is the way to go. In fact, there are many benefits of eating big meals!
They help with digestion. The more food in your stomach at once, the better it will be digested and broken down. This is because the body takes longer to digest large amounts of food than small amounts. It also helps with nutrient absorption as well so that you get all the nutrients from that meal instead of wasting them on indigestion or gas production (which can lead to bloating).
They help with muscle growth and repair. When we eat too much protein at one time, our bodies don't have enough time for our bodies to absorb it all before it gets converted into amino acids which are then used by our muscles for growth/repair purposes rather than being stored as fat which makes us bigger overall but not necessarily stronger due to increased water weight gain instead of muscle tone increase
How to incorporate your meals into your day without overeating
Eat slowly. You know how you get full after eating a meal when it's hot and good, but then you still eat more because the food tastes just as good? That can happen with big meals too, but if you take your time while eating, the meal will be over before you know it. The same goes for small meals—don't hurry through them!
Eat a small portion of protein, carbohydrates, and fat (though not necessarily in that order). Try to fill up on one type of food at first; don't overload yourself on carbs first if all you want to do is eat some chicken wings! After that comes protein and lastly fat (if any), although this will depend on what kind of meal plan or lifestyle change works best for each individual person—just make sure everything gets eaten up at some point during each meal so there's no waste left behind afterward!
Eat at a table instead once again like we discussed earlier about having regular mealtimes vs irregular snacking times throughout each day instead."
Eating small, frequent meals has been shown to support weight loss.
Smaller meals were shown to be more likely to be eaten and not skipped. When you eat small, frequent meals throughout the day, you’re more likely to prevent hunger pangs from taking over and causing you to overeat at the next meal.
Small meals also make it easier for people who struggle with portion control or have trouble with portion sizes. According to a study published in The British Journal of Nutrition, when participants ate larger portions at one time they felt fuller than those who ate smaller portions multiple times during the day.
Eating small frequent meals also makes it easier to plan your food intake and prepare it ahead of time. If your schedule changes throughout the week or if you don’t have a lot of time in between classes or work meetings then having less food on hand can really help! You won’t have any excuses why “I don't have time right now". Eating smaller-sized foods means that they will take less preparation time as well so there's no reason not to indulge yourself while still keeping things healthy!
It is best to eat smaller meals more frequently. That way you can maintain your energy throughout the day and avoid overeating at any one sitting. However, if you find yourself struggling with hunger pangs and cravings at night—or just really like the idea of cooking and eating large dinners with family or friends—then it may be worth experimenting with larger feasts once in a while!
The best way to stay full without overeating is by following a meal plan. You can find meal plans for every calorie group through this link. Every meal plan is specifically created to help you lose weight and build muscle by providing you with enough protein.
Down below I have also left my 28-Day Recipe Guides so if you are interested you can check them out as well.