You’ve heard it a thousand times; Eating six smaller meals per day is better than eating 3 bigger ones. Those, like me, that recommend eating five or smaller six meals per day argue that eating more frequently can help with weight loss by increasing your metabolism.
“Many dieters don’t realize that WHEN you eat matters as much as WHAT you eat. Studies show that splitting up your lunch can help keep insulin levels even all day – that’s important because the big rise in this hormone brought on by a large lunch can lead your body to move excess blood sugar right into your fat cells as the day goes on. I always recommends eating twice between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. These two meals, spaced two to three hours apart, are critical. They power you through what is often the busiest part of your day, when you need energy the most – and when you’re most prone to stress or emotional eating.”
Whether you choose to eat three meals or six meals, you should remember to maximize the nutrients at each meal. Try to avoid eating empty calories and processed snack foods. Foods that are low in nutrients and high in calories, like pretzels or cookies, for example, will just cause your blood sugar to spike and then drop, making you hungrier sooner. Instead, make each meal balanced with complex carbohydrates, lean proteins, and healthy fats to see results and feel great.
Eat Yourself Skinny!