While I don't think we can eat whatever we want and as much as we want, I do think there is something to when we eat/how often we eat. I saw this article "The perfect time to eat lunch" and it talks about our modern way of eating and how it's messed up our metabolism.http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/03/24/perfect-time-to-eat-lunch/
I have been a member of this site for almost 3 years. Despite slow weightloss I've always hung in there hoping one day all my exercise and good eating would be reflected on the scales. I replaced refined carbs with vegetables or healthier carbs, dramactically cut sugars, I exchanged fatty proteins for healthy proteins/fish. I ate the recommended 5-6 times a day to "keep my metabolism humming." I always ran a daily calorie deficit
(calories in/calories out, right?).
Then this past January, I read a couple of articles saying its not what you eat but when you eat. I started following an eating "schedule" to get my body back on track. Still keeping with my healthy way of eating, I stuck to only 3 meals a day, no snacking between, no over-eating at any 1 meal, no eating 3-4 hours before bed. I do have bad eating days and realized I can't be this routined everyday of my life so I also adopted the 5:2 eating plan where 2 days a week I fast, 5 days a week I eat my normal/reasonable diet (article recommends alternative day fasting--which should only be done under a doctors consent). Call it coincidence but I'm now just a few pounds away from my goal. I've made more progress in my weightloss journey since January than I did in the past year.
So food for thought...I've taken a lot of advice from the people on this site and through trial and error I found something that perosnally worked for me. Just trying to pass the information along as it may help someone else.