I think the theory is to keep food in your system to alleviate the gas that can be caused by not having food in your system...think the gas/green bile people see first thing in the am when they last ate around 5-6 pm. Not to mention, it is healthier for our bodies if our blood sugar doesn't dip between meals and most docs recommend the 6 SMALL meals for 'normal' people, too.
It's really personal...not everyone likes to eat that way.
Personally, I do the 6 meals because I do not like getting hungry. When I go too long between meals I eat way too much and it's mostly bad stuff, too
For me a 'meal' could just be a small amount of almonds or cucumber and hummus...you cannot really call those meals but snacks strategically placed in the day to keep my blood sugar up. And, as always, what works for one doesn't always work for another!
formally known as OHIO76 ~ honoring my daughter's passion!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!