In recent times, a lot of "health experts" have been encouraging us to eat small frequent meals throughout the day.
They claim that eating at least 4 to 6 (or more) small meals a day will boost your metabolism and help you lose weight permanently.
Despite these claims, eating six meals a day is neither wise nor healthy.
Your stomach is not designed to be in an ongoing state of digestion.
It needs rest just like the rest of your body.
Imagine how you would feel if you were constantly forced to work all day, every day without a single break. You wouldn't be very happy about that, would you?
But that is exactly what eating small frequent meals does to your stomach. When you eat six meals a day, your stomach has to work all day.
It does not get any time off for a well-deserved break. The same thing happens when you snack between meals.
When you snack or eat meals too close together, your stomach does not get a chance to completely digest one meal before you send the next one down! Your stomach has to keep stopping and starting the process of digestion all over again.
That makes it take a whole lot longer for the meals you ate earlier to digest. Digestion becomes more and more difficult. Your stomach becomes tired, weak, and burdened.
It's no wonder that so many people have digestive complaints. Their poor stomachs never get a break!
In studies where people eat just one small item of food shortly after breakfast, residues of that meal are still in the stomach later on that day.
The situation is even worse when they keep eating throughout the day....
At the end of the day, breakfast and everything they've eaten since breakfast is STILL in their stomachs!
When you eat small frequent meals, food stays in your stomach too long. Leave any food sitting around that long, and it will ferment and release toxins into your system.
Not very appetizing, is it? Now imagine doing that every single day for months and years. Think of the toxic burden on your body. That constant and continual release of toxins means an increased risk of cancer and other illnesses.
Aside from these problems, eating too frequently also increases your chances of tooth decay and dental cavities. Not good!