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Eating Small Meals

Posted on 04/9/2014

Counting calories, or restricting one’s caloric intake, it seems is the answer to weight loss…just as I’ve been saying for more than 30 years. Eating small meals often is not, according to researchers.

The diet suggestion to eat small meals often throughout the day it turns out is not as effective as simply restricting one’s calories in order to burn more calories than those consumed to equal weight loss. It also does not encourage weight loss or boost one’s metabolism as it turns out.

In fact, the findings by researchers who studied and presented the findings recently at the Society of Endocrinology annual BES Conference, found that those who were overweight or obese who followed the several small meals recommendations rather than restricting calories actually put themselves at greater risk for developing type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Obesity and being overweight is a growing public health problem, with 70 percent of people 20-plus years old in the U.S. as of 2010, are either overweight or obese according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

One diet that is right in line with this is our meal plan…we have three plans to choose from, one right for you depending on your nutritional needs. Check them out and be on your way to losing weight, safely and effectively without counting calories yourself! We do the calorie counting for you.

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The Seattle Sutton’s 2014 Slim Down contestants are continuing to lose weight – they have lost a total of 394.2 pounds in 12 weeks! Keep it up….there’s only a few more weeks until we name the winner of this year’s Slim Down Contest. For the latest contest coverage, check out their progress on our Facebook page and read the latest news about our contestants.

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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