Overweight eat less frequently than normal weight people or people who has lost their weight, a study claims. The study observed 250 people for a year and disclosed that people, who had normal body weight, ate much snacks besides their daily meals than overweight people. But somehow the overweight people gain more calories than normal weight people.
Jessica Bachman who was the lead researchers of the study and also the assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University in Scranton in Pennsylvania has accepted that although it is been found that people who eat often do not put on much weight, the reason behind it is still unknown.
In her speech to Reuters Health she has mentioned that in order to advice people who seriously want to lose weight and want to continue it, about the right doing and wrong doing she conducted the study. Her aim was to find out what people do initially to maintain weight loss.
Presently obesity or overweight have grasped 60 per cent of Americans. But the link between the amount of eating and continue weight loss is still in the dark. She along with her researcher team scrutinized data gathered by two studies. One of the studies was about finding out the link between eating habits and Body Mass Index or BMI of people aged between 25 and 47. Another study observed some matured normal weight men and women. 50 per cent of them were such that they had lost minimum 30 pounds of weight each and had kept it off for up to 5 years.
The researcher team found that normal weight people generally had a little more than two snacks besides their normal three meals per day while overweight people ate more over one snacks along with their normal three meals a day. Bachman has concluded that when we eat frequently we don’t get much hunger and that’s why when we eat we eat less. In the contrary when we take big gaps between two meals we become hungrier and that is why we eat much in amount and that in turn leads us to weight gain.