Losing Weight – Meals
Eating several small meals a day is better than eating 1 – 3 large meals. Our actual stomachs are very small and can only hold a small amount of food at a time. Generally, this is just enough food to give us the nutrients we need to live (if fed properly). Unless we constantly eat way too much and acclimate our stomach to a larger amount of food, that is. The quickest way to shrink your stomach to the proper size and to only accept smaller amounts of food to get you on the right track is through a cleanse. Eating several small meals throughout the day (5 – 6) will help your metabolism and blood sugar remain in balance to help your body burn fat continuously throughout the day. When you consume 1 – 3 large meals your body uses what it needs and stores the rest as fat to be burned some other time. But, it’s really difficult to burn that stored fat. Hence, why it is so difficult to lose weight.
Starving yourself has adverse reactions on your body as well. Yes, your body will begin to burn that stored fat, but when you do eat, your body will use the least amount of that food for fuel as it can and store the rest as fat in preparation for ‘starvation mode’.
I like to use the car analogy for this. Would you run your car on empty? It would stop running, right? Just like a car, our bodies need fuel – the right fuel. The more often we give our bodies the right fuel the better it will run, the healthier it will be, and the longer we will live. Our bodies are quite smart…we need to work with it, not against it.
I know what you’re thinking; I don’t have the time to eat several small meals a day. My response is this: just try it. Prepare several small snacks for yourself the night before – carrots, apples, oranges, nuts (nuts are very good for you!!), etc. Have them peeled, cut, etc. and in individual containers / bags. If they’re ready to go when you are in the morning, then you’re more likely to grab them when you leave. I also recommend, at least for the first couple weeks, to leave your debit / credit cards / cash at home (with the exception of gas money that you need) so that you aren’t tempted to just go ‘grab something’ from the fast food joint down the street from your office.
Once your eating better you’ll notice a difference in how you feel. You’ll be more awake, aware of your surroundings, in a better mood (without even trying!), and you won’t feel so sluggish. Not to mention that since you’re not eating out as much, not eating the crap, you’ll lose weight!!
Are you willing to try eating several times a day for a week or two? Even if it’s just to see if you can prove me wrong?