Meal frequency has nothing to do with weight loss or your metabolism... that's not what the study found. The study was based on the thermal effect of food and found that it was higher when *consistently* eating frequently vs. *sporadic* meal frequency. 6 meals a day was used as the constant, it was never tested on 2 meals, or 3 meals, or 4, 5...
Eat when your body tells you that you are hungry... not the clock.
Even if there was such an effect, it would be marginal at best.
Your basal metabolic rate will naturally slow, the less you weigh. Although there are other factors that will contribute to a slower metabolism such as; extreme calorie deficits, low fiber, calcium deficiency, vitamin D deficiency, iron deficiency (anemia), low muscle mass, a low protein diet and certain diseases.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 8/29/2013 (17:53)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
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