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The three meals a day seems to be a cultural trait. Then what is the optimal number of meals a day? It is not known. Here are the results of some studies: Reduced meal frequency: It was found that the body can adapt to a single meal a day by modifying circulating hormone levels and glucose tolerance [1]. However it does not modify lipogenesis rates [2]. It ...


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I was in a car accident age 19. Jaw was wired shut, food access was limited to one broken front tooth. It was liquid diet or nothing. So, I drank a lot of foods in liquid form, ( soups, etc. ) and a lot of Gerber's baby foods, and just about anything that could be pulverized in a blender. I gained weight like crazy. About 15 pounds in 2 months. The ...


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I'll take a stab at this. What fraction of your food is absorbed and what fraction is expelled is a function of what kind and how much indigestible material there is in the food, and not related to how often the animal eats. How often an animal eats is a function of its metabolic demands(how many calories it needs) and how many calories it can get in one ...



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