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What are the benefits to eating every few hours?

Dr. Andrea Pennington, MD
Integrative Medicine
By eating every three to four hours you don't allow your self to get too hungry which usually leads you to give into temptation or to go scavenging for food. Instead, be prepared with easy meals and snacks that provide steady energy flow, rather than peaks and valleys of mood and energy.
Eating small amounts of appropriate foods frequently helps prevent large variations in blood sugar. Therefore eating protein, vegetables and very little sweet or starchy foods can be helpful to people with diabetes, low blood sugar or other conditions.

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