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Advantages of Two Meals per Day

Timing and frequency of meals influence weight loss or gain.

Researchers analyzed information from more than 50,000 participants and discovered four important  factors associated with a decrease in body mass index (BMI):

  1. Eating only one or two meals per day.
  2. Maintaining an overnight fast of up to 18 hours.
  3. Making breakfast or lunch the largest meal of the day.
  4. Making breakfast the largest meal resulted in lower BMI than making lunch the biggest.

PositiveTip: The two factors associated with higher BMI were eating more than three meals a day (snacks count as a meal) and making supper the largest meal of the day.