Eat less and more often

Eat less and more often

Eat smaller meals more often

When I started shedding weight my mother was in awe. She commented how one big difference between me and the other women in our family was that I was always eating and I managed to lost weight. Everyone else starved themselves to lose or maintain their weight.

For a few years I was pedantic about my meal schedule. There were days, when I was working at my corporate job, that I would spend the majority of my time in meetings. This took special planning to ensure I had food to keep me going throughout the day. Not the crap that they provide in meetings. Healthy snacks and meals. If I wasn’t well prepared it would cause me a great deal of anxiety.

I eat 5-6 meals per day. Each meal I strive for a healthy balance of carbs, fat, and protein. I incorporate protein into every meal. Protein keeps me fuller longer and feeds my muscles (which I use a lot).

Eating smaller meals more often is a common recommendation by diet experts. The belief is that by doing so it helps regulate blood sugar, control cravings and keep hunger at bay.

Think about times when you’ve been extremely hungry. How are your decision-making skills when it comes to what you will eat next?

For me it’s the most likely time I will hit a vending machine with no regard for the nutritional value of the next thing I put in my mouth. My only thought is eat something NOW! One bad choice can send me on a downward spiral the remainder of the day.

Whether you believe the “experts” or not, doesn’t really matter. I am living proof that it works. I lost 40 pounds by doing three things every day: work out, stay within my calorie budget eating 5-6 meals a day, and drink plenty of water.

Are you ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle? With a little forethought you can implement this tip and start getting results.

Until tomorrow… Kathi

 

I offer a complimentary (no obligation) wellness evaluation. As part of the evaluation I will provide you with a daily calorie and protein budget and other valuable advice based on your personal wellness goals. In Vegas? We can meet in person. If not, we can meet on the web or phone. Message me to schedule your Free Wellness Evaluation. 

6 thoughts on “Eat less and more often

  1. Lianda

    Kathi,
    Finally someone who understands that you don’t lose weight by starving yourself! In fact, cutting calories and over-exercising slows down your metabolism, stresses you out, which also changes your physiology, and you end up regaining the weight in a few months to a couple of years. (like 95% of all dieters). Unfortunately, most women don’t understand this, and end up sabotaging their ability to lose weight, and blame themselves instead of the flawed method of dieting! Good job!

    1. kathi Post author

      Thanks Lianda, It still amazes me how full I am all the time and I’m able to maintain my weight. The body is an amazing machine if you take care of it (and your mind and heart). 😉 Happy Blogging to you! Kathi

  2. Georgia London

    Great Wellness Challenge! Glad I could pick up and catch up on Day 10! Great ideas! Love your before and after photos! I will start to implement by eating smaller 6 meals. What type of protein should I eat? I am a flexitarian.
    Thank you!

    1. kathi Post author

      Hi Georgia,

      Flexitarian… I love it! Here’s a link to a list of foods with protein: http://fitbattle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/proteincounter.pdf

      Since you are a flexitarian, I would suggest beans, beans, beans, eggs, and dairy. If you are open to fish, it’s also a great source of protein. Meal-replacement shakes are quick and easy. Look for a shake that provides you with approximately 1/3 of the daily required vitamins and minerals (check the label). If you need a specific recommendation I can give you info on Herbalife shakes. Otherwise look for a well-balanced meal-resplacement shake that is low in calories and sugar. Have a great evening! Kathi

  3. Karen Richards

    I couldn’t agree with you more! I lost 60 pounds the same way. The most important thing was for me to find exercise I could do every day without getting bored. I found that walking and listening to audible.com books keeps me going.

    1. kathi Post author

      Hi Karen,

      Congrats!!! That’s an awesome accomplishment. Exercising is easy for me now since I teach classes. I’m never bored. 😉 I did do a lot of reading and listening before I became an instructor. Thanks for stopping by. Kathi