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There are many reasons why we skip meals during the day. A popular reason is
an on-the-go lifestyle, which leaves us little time to eat a complete,
balanced meal. Another common reason is that many of us believe that the
fewer calories we eat during the day, the more weight we will lose.
Unfortunately, following this theory may actually be the reason you are
gaining weight instead of losing it!
By denying our bodies food throughout the day, we are running the risk of
actually gaining weight. Not only will our metabolisms slow down, our bodies
will go into survival mode. Our bodiesí will start hanging on to any fat we
consume instead of allowing us to burn it off. Also, if we do not consume
enough protein on a daily basis, our bodies will start to take protein from
our muscles. You may think that skipping meals will allow you to lose fat
quicker, but in reality you are losing muscle first. When we burn muscle and
not fat, our bodies will not look toned or healthy. Instead, we will appear
soft, undefined and unfit!
Luckily, it is not too late for us to start structuring a healthy eating
routine. Penciling in our meals as part of our daily agenda will help
structure our eating habits. Along with structuring a meal plan, simply
preparing a healthy salad or sandwich the night before will help keep you on
track. It is important to plan your meals and your eating schedule ahead of
time so you can limit your chances of skipping a meal. By following a plan we
can start to gain control over our eating habits.
It is important to set aside time strictly to eat. No more rushing to the
drive through window of a fast food chain or substituting food with coffee.
Letís make it a priority to eat three complete meals a day, even if it means
getting up 15 minutes early to do so. Snacking on high fiber foods and eating
small snacks like a bag of almonds or carrot sticks, between meals will also
help keep us satisfied longer. Eating consistently throughout the day will
also lower our chances of binge eating at night.
It is also important to listen to our bodies when they tell us we are hunger
or full. Keep a record of how long it takes your body to feel hungry between
meals and make it a priority to eat when your body signals it is hunger.
Ideally, a person should eat every three hours to keep our metabolisms
Skipping meals is an unhealthy habit that will do more harm than good.
Remember it is not about eating less, it is about eating healthier!
If you have any comments or suggestions about todayís topic or any fun health,
diet or fitness tips please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is Lady Diet signing off!