Symptoms, conditions and causes

Is frequent eating normal?

When some people are first introduced to fasting, they may think it’s anti-survival. However, frequent eating is actually anti-survival.

Many wild animals do not eat all day long. Domestic animals that are fed too frequently tend to be overweight. In the wild, fat animals typically have a fat layer around them to survive in cold temperatures. They don’t have visceral fat (fat around the organs) like humans do.

Humans are very similar to animals in regards to fasting. Only in the past 10,000 years, when there was the agricultural revolution, did humans start having problems with chronic disease. Now, we have access to food anytime we want. There is a deadly combination of available foods and cravings for those available foods.

From an evolutionary standpoint, our bodies were designed to eat less frequently. For example, we have way more hormones involved in releasing fuel (fat-burning) than we do for storing fuel.

Last updated: Feb 26, 2024 16:15 PM