There are certain benefits in supplementing main meals with snacks: we risk low blood sugar if the gaps in our food consumption are too big. Hunger pangs ensue, which can then result in binge eating. The decision to opt for smaller meals spread out over the day can even help to regulate our body weight more efficiently. When we eat smaller portions the hormones that regulate appetite are released more steadily and the blood sugar and insulin concentration is more balanced. This helps us to keep physically fit and mentally agile.