If you eat every three hours, you are eating addictively, Professor Tim Noakes said on Tuesday.
“Hunger is every 12 to 24 hours. If you’re eating every 12 to 24 hours you’re eating appropriately,” he said during a talk on challenging carbohydrate beliefs at the Cape Town Science Centre.
“Humans used to eat once a day in the 1500s, then the British came along and made us eat everything three times a day.
“The biology of the human body is that you’re designed to eat one and a half meals a day. You can only do it if you’re not addicted to the foods [you are eating].”