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3 meals or 5-6?

How many times one should take meals in a day? Some says 3 times, and some says 5-6 times. The motor in our body generally takes 3 hours to move food from small intestine. If we take frequent meals(5-6), won't it create problem for motility and cause SIBO(small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)?
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Dr. Swathi S Aithal
2 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | General Physician

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Hello..I Well we generally say that 5-6 times meal for weight reduction and diabetic patients....there is no harm in having 5-6 meals but the quantity won't be same as 3 meals...if you have faced any problem it's better you consult a gastroenterologist as you have already being diagnosed with IBS..thank you
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Dr. Vaidya Mihir Khatri
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take meal twice ..but between meal take fruits,soup,juice,salad etc..
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