Eating small, frequent meals helps prevent you from over-consuming calories through simple portion control. Excess calories at one meal will always be converted into body fat. When you consume a meal, the food is digested and directed into any cells requiring immediate energy. Once the cells have received all the energy they need, the body can store the excess fuel in the form of glycogen in the muscles and liver. However, there's only so much glycogen your body can store. Any excess calories beyond this limit will be stored as body fat.
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