Don’t just take that headline and run with it, read on:
I eat constantly. It’s to the point where people comment on how much I eat, and that I am still in good shape.
Why do I eat so often? To keep my body running efficiently. Thus, I get to eat more food.
I eat every 3 hours, which means I eat about 6 times a day. Each meal is around 150-450 calories.
Eating regularly not only keeps you from getting hungry (it’s easy for me to no over eat because I know I’m going to be able to eat again in a few hours) but it makes you burn more calories than you normally would, even if you ate the exact same foods spaced further apart. This process is called thermogenesis, which is where your metabolism runs faster because you have a constant HEALTHY supply for just enough fuel. You burn fat while eating more food.
These are tiny meals- so how do you know what to eat to fuel you right?
- Each meal should have a source of lean protein, like fish, eggs, almonds, cottage cheese and tofu.
- Get your carbs, but make sure they are low-glycemic, like berries, apples, sweet potatoes, beans and whole grains.
- Choose foods closest to their source- unprocessed and single ingredient. Instead of applesauce, eat an apple. Instead of orange juice, eat an orange.
Try it. Instead of starving and then stuffing yourself all day long, you won’t be hungry, you’ll be able to eat more and you’ll burn more fat. It’s science.
In Good Health,