Quoted TextConclusions/interpretation Eating only breakfast and lunch
reduced body weight, HFC, fasting plasma glucose, C-peptide
and glucagon, and increased OGIS, more than the same caloric
restriction split into six meals. These results suggest that, for
type 2 diabetic patients on a hypoenergetic diet, eating larger
breakfasts and lunches may be more beneficial than six smaller
meals during the day.
Quoted from SeraffaDoes anyone ever REALLY trust the NYTimes? I dont know of any type 2 diabetics that would agree with that article -- in particular!
Quoted from Captain_JanewayThe fact that they got their info from a diabetic journal is just another reason not to trust it. Dried beans is the worst food for high blood sugar. Way too many carbs and too little fat and protein..
Quoted from Chloe
Shouldn't blood type A people be able to stabilize their blood sugar with beans? I thought the high fiber slows down the rate of insulin being produced.....
Quoted from Captain_Janeway
Of course they are referring to a low-cal diet. Weight loss in a overweight/obese diabetic is going to improve the HbA1c level as well as fatty liver.
Eating meals later in the day may also adversely influence the success of a weight loss therapy. This difference in weight loss success was not explained by differences in caloric intake, macronutrient distribution or energy expenditure. A potential mechanism explaining this difference is that the timing of food intake can influence the circadian system. The circadian system must continuously adapt to and synchronise our physiology with the environment. A genetic variance in clock genes may be important in meal timing, possibly in part by changes in the recently demonstrated circadian control of hunger and appetite.
Another recent study demonstrated that a high carbohydrate and protein breakfast may prevent weight regain by reducing diet-induced compensatory changes in hunger, cravings and ghrelin suppression. Although the mechanisms linking the timing of meals and the regulation of body weight are unknown, satiety hormones, such as leptin or ghrelin, may be involved. Changes in the levels of these hormones by circadian misalignment could influence energy intake and expenditure.
Novel therapeutic strategies should incorporate not only the energy and
macronutrient content but also the frequency and timing of food. Further larger scale, long-term studies are essential before offering recommendations in terms of meal frequency.