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Gi And Meal Frequency. Is Frequent Snacking Or 3 Square Meals Per Day Better?

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It's established by even mainstream medicine that a high-glycemic diet correlates with severity of acne.

I am wondering if anyone is acquainted with any studies (like the following one) regarding the glycemic impact of meal frequency. A recent study on mice examining the effects of constant snacking vs. limited time frames for eating indicates that not snacking is better for blood sugar regulation in the rodents (which could have implications for humans):

Panda and colleagues fed two groups of mice a high-fat diet. One group could snack whenever they liked, the other could only eat during an 8-hour window. Both groups consumed the same number of calories each day. Two other groups were fed a healthy diet under the same conditions.

Three months later, the weight of mice on the all-day, high-fat diet had increased by 28 per cent. Their blood sugar levels had gone up – a risk factor for diabetes – and they also had liver damage. In contrast, mice eating a high-fat diet for only 8 hours a day stayed healthy and didn't become obese. They also had better balance than mice on a healthy diet.

http://www.newscient...ng-healthy.html

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This seems interesting, I haven't tried it but I'm curious about it. In the 16 hour period of not eating, can you drink water?


18 years old, acne sufferer for 5 years, both of my parents had acne into their 20s, many of my family members had acne, but not nearly as bad as mine.

What I currently use:

Cleanser: Basis Sensitive Skin Bar

Treatment: Acne.org 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide

Sunscreen (only during the day): Neutrogena Clear Face SPF 30 Sunblock


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Water has no impact on blood sugar levels as it has no carbohydrates to speak of, and I didn't read that it was controlled for in the study with mice. I think even with intermittent fasting it is permitted to drink water whenever.

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