I stalled recently. I was still feeling good but my body improvements stopped. I tried IF a few months ago and couldn't handle it but decided to give it another go. The results were great! I have seen steady fat loss over the past few weeks and I look leaner. This got me to thinking.
How much of the obesity epidemic and the various illnesses related to it is due to a large eating window with high meal frequency? The SAD both facilitates (very high sugar/carb and low nutrition) frequent eating and even encourages it (eat 3-5 meals a day with snacking to shudder stroke the metabolic fire).
Obviously I don't think it is just this one factor but snacking and drinking soda (empty calories) throughout the day is new and correlates with the health of America becoming worse.
How many problems that we see today are due to this constant eating throughout the day?
asked byDenis_1 (788)
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on June 10, 2012
at 06:03 PM
An eating window, for me, does a few things that are really beneficial...
Firstly it gives my digestive system a huge break. Constantly putting food into the digestive system, never letting it rest, really wears it down in my experience. Now it has a chance to heal, and concentrate enzymes.
Eating out of boredom or habit really makes no sense, and it is an unnecessary burden on my body. Plus eating out of boredom is just silly. Go be active.
Eating in a window means the rest of the day my digestive system requires little blood and energy, allowing more of each to be used on activity. Who wants to throw up during a hard workout or perform less because they have a full stomach.
Those are just benefits. In my opinion there are a lot of drawbacks to eating frequently, too many to list. They're not all just because of meal frequency, but they build on each other and make the situation worse.