A study found that TV food advertisements increase kids’ preference for unhealthy processed junk food. Okay, but those are just dumb kids. Advertising doesn’t work on you, right?
Well, advertisers are certainly doing something right: 25% of Americans’ calories now come from snacks (and they aren’t marketing steaks, eggs, and fresh greens). I think when something makes up a quarter of your calories, it no longer qualifies as a snack.
Here’s more evidence that bigger, less frequent meals (maybe with a bit of intermittent fasting) are a better choice for most people.
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.