Have you ever tried losing weight and thought the only solution was to count calories, eat less than you burn or cut your portions in half? Sure, it might work in the short term but a lot of people who adopt this type of weight loss approach end up hungry and over eat causing some of the weight to come back on. Cutting back your energy intake is not the answer to weight loss. The best solution to a long term, successful weight loss plan is getting the TIMING, CONTENT, and PORTIONS right from day to day. That is a lot to cover in one email, so, I will cover why the timing of eating is so important and why I encourage small, frequent meals and snacks for optimal weight loss (and to get rid of those hungers). Keep an eye out in future emails for details on the content of food and portions as well! Eating small, frequent meals throughout the day can be helpful for weight loss for several reasons:
Control hunger and cravings: Eating small meals more frequently can help control hunger and prevent overeating. When you eat large meals, you may experience hunger and cravings in between meals, which can lead to snacking on high-calorie foods. Eating smaller meals more frequently can help keep hunger at bay and reduce the likelihood of overeating.
Boost metabolism: Eating small, frequent meals can help keep your metabolism active throughout the day. Your body burns calories as it digests food, so eating more frequently can keep your metabolism revved up and burning calories all day long.
Avoid blood sugar spikes: Eating small, frequent meals can help regulate blood sugar levels. When you eat a large meal, your blood sugar can spike, leading to a crash later on. This can leave you feeling sluggish and craving more high-carb, high-sugar foods. Eating small, frequent meals can help avoid these blood sugar spikes and crashes, which can be helpful for weight loss.
Overall, eating small, frequent meals can help control hunger, boost metabolism, and regulate blood sugar levels, all of which can be beneficial for weight loss. However, it's important to note that there are still many other variables that contribute to a successful weight loss plan and the timing and frequency of eating is just one of the many variables. If you are feeling stuck on your weight loss journey or need some extra help and support, click HERE to book your FREE 15 min discovery call to find out more about my nutrition coaching services and see if we would be a good fit!