Most experts on hypoglycemia recommend you should eat 6 – 8 small meals a day to keep your blood sugar stable. I have always disagreed with this. I believe it’s best to eat just three meals a day. If you really can’t go between lunch and dinner without eating, then have a small snack in the late afternoon. But aim for 3 meals a day.
Why 6 – 8 small meals a day doesn’t work in the long run
In the video above, Dr John Douillard gives a great explanation of why eating 6 – 8 meals a day is bad for your health in the long term. The idea behind eating every 2 – 3 hours is to introduce a level of blood sugar stability. But as Dr Douillard explains, the long-term effect of training your body to expect a blood sugar boost every 2 – 3 hours is an eventual deterioration of stable blood sugar, increased anxiety and increased weight gain. The exact opposite of what you want!