Did you know that skipping meals could lead to you becoming a starving person? Are you able to skip breakfast and your morning snack but still eat a substantial meal at lunch? Is this really going to make you fat? Does this sound crazy? It’s not! Your body is designed to store food for times of starvation. The average person has enough body fat to provide basic body functions for 60 days. It can be tempting to cut calories and skip meals when you start an exercise program.
Your body will conserve energy if you drastically reduce your caloric intake. This will lead to you storing body fat instead of burning it. Your body is intelligent! Then comes the negative side effects of a low-calorie diet. You feel lethargic, tired, hungry, grumpy and confused. It’s not a pleasant feeling, to say the least. There must be a better way to lose weight than starving yourself! You should eat 5-6 small, balanced meals each day.
- It’s easier for your body and brain to use food as fuel for energy if you eat smaller meals more often.
- You’ll have consistent energy levels throughout your day, so you’ll be less likely doze off in afternoon.
- Better mental focus and concentration can be achieved by eating the right foods at the right time. Have you ever felt ‘brain fog’? It’s a sign that your brain needs food.
- Less cravings to eat sweet or sugary foods. Your blood sugar levels will remain stable if you eat healthy snacks every 2-3 hours.
- Eating smaller meals and snacking more often increases your metabolism, which can help you burn body fat.
You’re probably on a DIET if you are starving yourself. What is the secret to losing body fat and keeping it off for the long-term? DO NOT GO ON A DIET. Statistics show that 95% of people who follow a diet lose weight within 24 months. Many people fall for a diet that is low or no carbohydrate and results in rapid weight loss.
Rapid WEIGHT LOSS is not always a good thing. This is because weight loss and fat reduction are two completely different things. Rapid weight loss is often due to low levels of water and glycogen in the body. Next comes muscle tissue destruction. Muscle is your best weapon in fat loss because it speeds up the body’s metabolism. You can end up with a higher body fat percentage if you go on a diet and then regain your weight. The solution is to ensure that your body has a balanced intake of nutrients such as fruits, vegetables, lean protein sources, healthy fats, and protein.
These foods will not only make you leaner, but they will also give you a stronger immune system and a higher energy level. There are many other amazing benefits to eating these foods. It’s not only unwise to eat a low-calorie diet, but it’s also completely unnecessary. For optimal health, we should aim to eat at least 5-6 small meals per day. Remember, no matter how much time you put into your training program, you won’t see the results you desire if you don’t eat right.