This link lead to no nowhere. It does not directly supports your premise.
The link is more about " high protein and high total antioxidant capacity is strongly associated with low prevalence of frailty among old Japanese women"
It appears that you are extrapolating information that isn’t there; you are guessing.
Guessing is never good.
You’re weight loss was due to consuming calories below you maintenance level.
No matter how many or how few meals you consume, if you eat less you lose weight.
Smaller, Multiple Meals
The ISSN, International Society of Sports Nutrition, determined that consuming more meals a day does not increase you Metabolic Rate.
The downside to consuming more meals a day is it actually counterproductive to burning body fat.
“Insulin is a fat maker and Glucagon is a fat take”
Jay Robb, Nutritionist
Anytime you consume a meal with protein and carbohydrates, insulin levels increase.
Glucagon is one of the fat burning hormones.
An increase in insulin blocks glucagon, which blocks the fat burning process.
Insulin promotes body fat storage. That is one of the reason that individual are Insulin Resistant, low weight on lower carbohydrate diet.
Protein Has NO Calories?!
You need do more homework.
One of the issues with obesity is the over consumption of calories.
One of the greatest benefits of Protein is that is quells hunger.
One of Dr. Mike T. Nelson’s recommendations for his obese clients is, “When hungry consume some protein.”
Smaller Meals Do NOT Burn More Calories!
To reiterate, Dr John Berardi, PhD Nutrition, et al., in the International Society of Sports Medicine dispelled this misinformation.
The dogma regarding consuming multiple meals a day to increase Metabolic Rate is one of the old Bodybuilding myths that continue to be perpetuated by individual, such as yourself.
It is what Bodybuilder refer to as…
This is empirical data based on practical experience over decades.
Some of the Bro-Science has been determined by research to be true.
Some of the research on the Bro-Science has proven to be incorrect.
The case in point is, “Consuming more meal per day increases your Metabolic Rate”, which it does not. It actually increase body fat storage.
Secondly, the issue with smaller means indicates that not enough protein is being consumed to produce Muscle Protein Synthesis.
Research by Dr Donald Layman determined the majority of American only one out of three meals in a day provide enough protein to maintain and/or increase muscle mass. That meal is dinner.
Not enough protein is ingested with breakfast nor lunch to trigger Muscle Protein Synthesis.
That is one of the reason, as individual age, they loose muscle mass; they aren’t consuming enough protein at two of the normal three meals per day.
Having smaller, more frequent meals per day exacerbates the issue of not obtaining enough protein to maintain, let alone increase muscle mass.