The media/lay press strongly encourage Americans to consume ‘mini-meals’ throughout the day for optimal weight management by curbing appetite and increasing satiety. However, there is surprisingly very little evidence supporting these claims. Alternately, there is increasing evidence that skipping meals is detrimental.
- Identify whether scientific evidence supports lay press statements that eating more frequently (in smaller portions) is beneficial for improved appetite control, satiety, and weight management.
- Discuss the possibility of benefits of eating more frequently (snacking) on other meaningful outcomes such as energy, mood, and cognitive function.
- Analyze interactions between increased eating frequency and increased dietary protein.
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