Should you snack or not between meals?

Nutrition

Confusing, very confusing.

A decade ago we were recommended to eat every 3 hours.

The problem with that premise is that there was not a lot of research behind that.

At the end of the day, the snacks were getting bigger and people that tried that method were eating 6 massive meals.

That’s because the stomach is a muscle and it elongates, dilates and expands.

So the more food you give it, the more it will take in a directly proportional way.

At the end of the day, snacking was designed by food companies to sell small meals.

It started with cereal bars, then protein bars, then juices.

Then the problem was installed.

If you study the history of nutrition, firstly you would see that we only ate when we were hungry, then after that one-two meals, mostly lunch and a light dinner.

So if you fall between those two and add a lot of antioxidants, balanced nutrients and unprocessed foods, your body will be in balance.

It goes against what corporations want you to consume.

Above all, your health should come first.

So I say no to snacking.

Only in rare cases, it is prescribed.

For more nutrition information, please read my book, Ricardo Riskalla Training Diet, available here on this website.

3 meals a day, 2 meals a day, eat every 3 hours.