Check out this excerpt from The Insulin-Resistance Diet written by Hart and Grossman. This has to do with the reasoning for eating frequent smaller meals and fat storage and blood sugar spikes.
'The two-hour fat window is the critical period in which your body decides if carbohydrates are to be used for energy or stored as fat. In order to observe the critical two-hour fat window, limit your total carbohydrates to 30 grams in any two-hour period. This is critical because your body can do only two things with carbohydrates: either use them up as energy or turn them into fat. Your body makes this decision within a two-hour period. Eating more carbohydrates than your body can use for energy during this interval will force your body to turn them into fat. So wait the two hours and then have more carbohydrates if you like. If you are hungry within two hours you can always have more protein. You can thus continue to enjoy any of your favorite high-carbohydrate foods without overloading and getting fat on them"
This makes a lot of sense and might help with our portion control. I love pasta and even though I have switched to brown rice pasta, I can so pig out on it. With this quote in mind, I'll check out the carbs per gram on the box and actually follow the portion sizes on the box instead of boiling the whole box! By the way, cooked pasta freezes well, you just have to thaw it for a minute in boiling water.