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
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