Misconceptions: Eating between meals is always harmful

@ssh123 (31086)
India
August 9, 2007 11:44pm CST
in modern days, it is suggested to eat in instalments rather than having a heavy meal or sumptuous dinner. What is your opinion?
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@rladiga00 (1166)
• India
10 Aug 07
In olden days, people used to tell us to eat to the heart's content. Now the modern doctors suggest that one should eat in small quantities at frequent intervals rather than uploading at once or twice a day.
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@ssh123 (31086)
• India
10 Aug 07
That is right. Thanks for your response. Have a nice day.
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• Philippines
10 Aug 07
I don't know if this is true. Because i always do that. Maybe others, to them this is harmful, much more if they are overweight, but i am not sure about this.
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
10 Aug 07
Thank you very much for your active participation in the discussion topic.
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@lilaclady (28226)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
I can see the six small meals a day might work good for losing weight rather than three large meals as you wouldn't be eating the types of food one normally eats for in between meals, so six small healthy meals would stop that.
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
10 Aug 07
It should work. Good suggestion. Thanks for the response and have a nice day.
@williamjisir (22884)
• China
10 Aug 07
I don't think that eating between meals is harmful. Instead I think that it is helpful. Why? If the stomach feels hungry, it is better to eat something so as not to make the stomach produce lots of acid otherwise it will ruin the stomach. This is a good way to protect the stomach. Of course it is no good to overeat which lets the stomach overburden too much from the food in getting the food digested.
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
10 Aug 07
That is fine. But if one is working in office, every one or two hours, if one goes out to eat, then the boss will tell us to join a restaurant. Thanks for your response. Have a delightful day.
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• China
10 Aug 07
Yes, any exception is possible to happen.
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
28 Aug 07
Your response has been given BR
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@KrauseHome (36689)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Well, it depends on time involved I am sure, and what you choose to eat each time that you eat something. What is best if you do it this way, is make sure the items that you are choosing to eat in smaller quantities, are items that are good for you like Fruits and Vegatables, a Salad, nuts, etc. These in turn are Low calorie, etc. and will actually help your body better in the long run as well.
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
28 Mar 08
Hey, You are absolutely right. Thanks for very interesting suggestion. Regards.
@lishiwei (1551)
• China
22 Mar 08
I also like to eat some fruit so that I can eat little when I begine to eat the meals.But I found that it's really harmful to my health. My good friends,I haven't see you for a long time,why?
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@ssh123 (31086)
• India
25 Mar 08
Hei Lishiwei, Thanks for enquiring about me. How do you do. Regarding eating inbetween, it is good, as long as total intake does not exceed. Gone are the days when we use to tell our guests to eat heartily or eat to heart's content. Now it is always better to eat small quantity at intervels, so that the stomach is not left empty. The Ulcer specialists say that WHEN YOU DO NOT EAT, YOUR STOMACH WILL EAT YOU - meaning to say it will be eaten up by ulcer. Also so many complications like acidity or headaches creep in when the stomach is empty.
• Romania
19 Mar 08
Eating a small, healthful snack between meals will help keep your blood sugar at an even keel and keep your metabolism going strong. You'll also avoid getting too hungry so you don't over-eat at your next meal. I eat some yoghurt or some cookies (sometimes with chocolate, sometimes without). In the evening I eat a piece of fruit: apple, kiwi, banana...
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@ssh123 (31086)
• India
22 Mar 08
Very convincing answer and thank for your active participation here. REgards.
@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I guess eating from time to time is not also good..Its better to have breakfast and sumptuous lunch and less dinner since its night time and less activity to be done!