Yes, this might be true. A few studies show that people who divide their food intake into little meals and snacks have an easier time managing their weight, sometimes because they take in fewer calories, other times because nibbling helps control their appetites. Eating more frequently aids weight loss, not because it speeds up metabolism, but because it helps a person deal with hunger signals. On the other hand, other studies show that obese people eat more frequently than their leaner buddies, so obviously it’s not just when, but what, you eat that is important. Even then, it’s an issue of losing sight of the forest for the trees. Even if meal frequency has a slight advantage over the standard three-square meals a day, it’s insignificant if your lifestyle is not conducive to frequent snacking. Designing an eating plan that both maintains a desirable weight AND fits your lifestyle is the ultimate goal.