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If you want to lose weight, you might have more success eating big meals instead of numerous snacks.  Robert Rickman has more on his health news segment on Saturday mornings...

 

 

 

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If you're trying to lose weight it might be time to cut down on the amount of meals you have a day - but not necessarily the amount of food you eat overall.

A new study has found two large meals, rather than constant snacking on smaller portions, is best for people with type 2 diabetes and could also benefit anyone trying to slim.

According to researchers from the Czech Republic, eating a big breakfast and a large lunch is better if you're trying to control weight and blood sugar levels than six small meals a day.

The study, published in the journal Diabetologia, found that frequent eating of high-fat and high-sugar foods increased cholesterol stores in the liver and fat around the waist – but eating larger portions less frequently did not.

One group of 27 ate six small meals for 12 weeks, while the second had a large meal at breakfast and lunchtime. The groups then switched regimens and continued for a further three months. (Comments)  Robert Rickman, WGNS news.

 

The experts took measurements of insulin sensitivity, liver fat content and the function of pancreatic beta cells – which produce insulin.

Body weight fell in both diets – but there was a greater loss for those eating bigger meals twice a day.

 

 

 

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