It has been suggested that eating smaller, more frequent meals is more healthy than eating fewer, more “intense” meals. One thing is for certain: it is far less upsetting to the digestive system. As an experiment, for purely scientific reasons, I had classy all-you-can-eat chicken and steak one night, followed by less-than-classy all-you-can-eat pancakes the next morning. Accompanying the first meal was the obligatory salad (with bacon), while the second also entailed eggs, sausage…and bacon. The results are as follows:
- Crippling abdominal pain
- Uncontrollable flatulence
- Disrupted bowel movements
- Loss of appetite
- General malaise
That’s not to say I wouldn’t do the same every weekend though. Perhaps it’s a remnant of our primitive hunter/gatherer days, but there’s a reassurance in knowing that what you eat will be promptly replaced until your gluttonous will is satiated. And it was ludicrously delicious.
Here’s a little light reading for the scientifically-inclined.