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Busting Myth 10: Eating small meals throughout the day stokes your metabolic fire

It’s easy to trace this myth back to its origin. Digesting a meal does raise your metabolism by a little bit, but the only way to sustain this elevated rate is to eat more food.


Total energy use comes from the amount of food you eat. Evidence shows the number of meals largely makes no difference.

In fact, some studies suggest having smaller meals more often makes it harder to feel full, potentially leading to increased food intake.

The Truth:

Though digestion increases the metabolic rate, this effect is negligible when compared against the actual caloric content of the food consumed.

Source: Examine.com – an independent and unbiased source on nutrition and supplements

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