Monday, September 3, 2012


What the Broscience says:

“Eating 6 times a day boosts your metabolism.”

What the Science says:

Even though the example of the "metabolic fire" beings stoked by "little sticks" rather than "logs" may make intuitive sense, multiple studies have shown people are not campfires and that there is no “metabolic boost” from eating 6 times a day vs 3. [1] There isn’t even a difference between eating 3 times a day vs 2! [2] This rumor likely started with a grain of truth. When you eat, your metabolism does in fact rev up, but how much it revs up depends on how much you ate. As long as your total calories remain the same, there is no difference because you are either experiencing 6 little boosts or 3 big boosts. In fact, there are even studies that show metabolism increases after short-term fasting

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