Answer: As long as you are consistently in a calorie deficit, you’ll lose weight. Research studies on the number of meals eaten daily and how it affects appetite and weight loss show mixed results. The best approach may be to follow a meal pattern that fits your lifestyle and focus on maintaining your deficit. If you’re having a hard time doing that because you get extremely hungry and then overeat – use foods that you can carry easily. Single serving packages of almonds, crackers, cheese and fruit work well. dotFIT meal replacements (smartsnacks.FIT) provide balanced amounts of protein, carbs and fat and serve as instant portion control. The bottom line is you’ll lose weight if you burn more calories than you eat. Remember, if you don’t hit your deficit one day, you can make up for it over the next day or so by increasing your activity level or reducing your intake. Be sure to check your weight at least once a week. If your scale weight isn’t trending down every two to three weeks, you need to adjust by moving more or eating fewer calories. Over time, the scale tells the whole story.