I can remember when younger that you should have 3 to 4 meals a day to be “healthy” – Breakfast, lunch, dinner and possable supper… I like to be closer to 5 meals a day.
Since re-starting the 5 to 6 small meals a day aproach. I feel a lot more energetic and seem to metabolise more food. Tends to be more a spread out way of doing it but works well.
I try to always have breakfast (around 8am), Morning snack – Fruit usually (around 11am), lunch between 1 and 2pm, mid afternoon snack round 4, dinner around 6 to 7pm and snacks if out again.
I’ve realised that it sounds like a lot but instead of big portions I’m having lots of little ones. I think it gives the body time to metabolise what it needs at the time.
My overall view is its not the best idea for 3 to 4 big meals but to spread it out into smaller meals. seems to work for me.