Six small meals, two big ones, no snacks between meals, no skipping breakfast, no carbs after 3 p.m.…with all the diet “rules” out there, how are we supposed to figure out which is the best way to eat? Turns out, metabolic rate is pretty much the same no matter how many meals are consumed in a day. Instead of getting lost in the mumbo-jumbo, focus on eating smart portions of wholesome, balanced foods when you’re hungry.

Snackosaurus

When snacking, choose healthy nibbles with protein to stay full until the next meal.

Chow Hound

Stay clear of the grocery store when you’re ravenous. Shopping hungry can lead to poor short and long-term food choices.