The past few weeks I've gone back to three squares plus one snack each day and have been dropping some weight and getting stronger.
I stalled over the years trying to eat anywhere from 5-6 "small meals" each day and felt like I was always eating or carrying pre made foods with me everywhere I went. Now I make sure to eat three balanced meals and adjust the calories accordingly. I then either grab a Kind bar, protein shake or Chobani Greek yogurt with some fruit for a snack.
I read that eating food every 2-3 hours keeps your stomach full and doesn't allow your digestive system to empty out and replenish the digestive enzymes you need to work the right way. It felt odd going back to eating that way after being conditioned over the past 20 years not to, but I am feeling better.