By Michael Gollust
What’s a simple, straightforward way to avoid weight gain as you age? Eat at consistent intervals.
Research shows that people who eat meals regularly throughout the day tend to have a lower risk of being overweight or obese than people who sometimes skip breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Regular eaters not only weigh less and have smaller waists but are also less likely to develop metabolic syndrome or experience insulin resistance, conditions that can pave the way for heart disease and diabetes.
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An even better plan? Eat many small meals throughout the day instead of three large ones. This helps keep your appetite from getting out of control, so you eat less overall throughout the day.