Let me just start by saying: I don’t believe in snacking. Snacking allows for a consistent release of insulin at regular intervals in response to each meal; regardless of the meal size. Insulin must then modulate the blood sugar response with each of those meals. Insulin is a fat storing hormone and whatever calories from a meal are not utilized right away, will be stored as fat.
While some people can experience a drop in blood sugar that can drive them to crave carbohydrates/sugar if they go too long without eating, I believe that if your meals are properly balanced, you can eat every 4 to 6 hours without feeling “starved.” Eating every 4 to 6 hours prevents repeated insulin responses which can lead to