Cooper87 saidonly 3 meals a day, that is all u need.
Actually 5 to 6 small meals is what you need. When you get hungry, it's just a short time until your next meal.
Some say more meals increased your metabolism.
YES! This is correct. Eat small meals (not full courses), every 2.5 to 3 hours. You actually burn more calories that way, since the body doesn't get a chance to rest in burning it off. If you eat less, the body will store some of that food as fat thinking it may not get a chance for more food later. If the body is continually fed, small portions every few hours, it can't store any as fat.
Think of a campfire... If you want to keep the fire burning all night, you need to feed it a few pieces of wood to keep up the flame... Or another example... An old steam locomotive has a boiler that needs to be continually fed coal to keep up the fire to create the steam (energy) to turn the wheels to make it move... If you want your body to keep burning fat, keep it fed every few hours.
Starving leads to the feast / famine syndrome, and metabolic slow down.
Eat. Small meals often. Do HIIT.
That will fan the flames.
Without fuel, your body will not run properly, and will become a fat storing machine.
If want to be fit, it requires a consistent, disciplined, effort.