Eat 5 Meals A Day

I had some email requests to resend this post, so hear goes.

How can I lose weight like that? The whole idea is to control blood sugar levels and avoid food cravings. You will still be eating less calories than you do now and you’ll be eating healthier.

Yes, today anyone preaching weight loss will tell you to eat every 2 to 3 hours to avoid cravings. It’s cravings that cause you to “impulse eat” and eat the wrong things. That’s harder then it sounds if you work all day. If you have a weight problem or maybe too much body fat, your probably overeating when you do eat. There’s a great article below, written by a working mom who happens to be a Chef and I already know what your going to say. Well, a Chef can through a meal together in minutes, it takes me forever.

If you have a weight problem your doing it wrong. Your not eat often enough, your eating the wrong foods and when your eating a meal, your eating too much. When I first started to eat frequent meals, I was eating 6 meals a day, but not the size meals you might think. I kept the calories to 300 per meals. So basically they were big snacks. After all your going to eat again in 3 hours. Never go longer then 3 hours. Always eat sometime between 2 1/2 and 3 hours. This way you keep your blood sugar from spiking and you avoid cravings. So if your never hungry and never eat after 7 p.m., you’ll be hungry when you wake and you can start the day with protein which will start your bodies engine and you’ll start burning fat from the beginning of your day.

By Domenica Catelli

I’m a chef (and a mom). You might think that eating frequent meals wouldn’t be an issue.

I understand the concept: Five small meals a day takes the edge off your appetite, evens out blood sugar levels, and keeps your energy steady. But I confess: I don’t always eat this way.

Although my fitness trainer encourages me to eat healthy food every few hours, my meals usually look like this: coffee, a bit more coffee, lunch at 3 p.m., dinner at 9 p.m. I start over again the next morning.

When I decided to change this habit, I found that doing these five things helped:

Plan ahead. Five meals a day equals breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks. To do this right, you need to plan what you’ll eat every day for each “meal.” And you need to schedule eating every 2 to 3 hours.

Stock up. Face it: You’re going to grab whatever food is closest. So stock up on veggies, fruit, healthy carbs, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cottage cheese.

Go for taste. Choose snack foods that will sustain you and taste good. Remember, healthy food can be satisfying.

Whip up a smoothie. Blend fruit, milk, yogurt, and a little honey for a sweet, filling snack packed with vitamins, fiber, protein, and calcium.

Combine carbs and protein to stay full longer. Try whole wheat toast with peanut butter or a hard-boiled egg; whole-grain pasta with olive oil and cheese; or oatmeal with fruit, milk, and honey. Or make yourself a big pot of soup (like my Tuscan chicken soup) to heat up for lunches or snacks.

Preparing food ahead of time is the key to success and if you have to eat out, eat light. Salads or fish, no bread or pasta, it’s too heavy for mid-day. And remember when you do eat-out, not to go over the 300 calories and fit the meal in your every 3 hour schedule.

If you really want to lose your body fat than look for my e-books at the websites listed below. You’ll get information on Healthy eating, exercise, and diet. Instead of spending hours on the internet reading dozens of posts, you can save time by picking up one of my e-books.

There are two e-books. “How Bad Do You Want To Lose Weight?” is available at all the online bookstores selling for $1.99. Go to any of the websites below and search the title to find my e-book. This book gives you all you need to lose weight without spending money on gym memberships, diet plans or meal plans. Look for my book. at Amazon.com, B&N.com, iBooks, Kobo.com, Scribd.com, or Gardner Books in the U.K.

My new e-book is available on Smashwords.com, just type “getting to a Healthy Weight” in the search box at the top of the home page.

Advertisements

About ray0369

I'M RETIRE, I'VE TRAVELED TO MORE THEN TWO DOZEN COUNTRIES, SOME AS MANY AS 5 TIMES. I LOVE TO WRITE BUT EVEN MORE, I'M SOMEONE WHO HAS ALWAYS WORKED OUT. I HAVE DONE ENDLESS RESEARCH ON THE SUBJECT OF FITNESS. SO WHEN I DECIDED TO WRITE A BLOG IT WAS ONLY NATURE THAT I WRITE ABOUT MY FAVORITE SUBJECT.
This entry was posted in being healthy, diet, eating healthy, health and fitness, lose fat, lose weight, losing weight, Uncategorized, weight loss. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Eat 5 Meals A Day

  1. dorisco999 says:

    Really sounds a great plane to have 5 smaller meals a day than to eat 3 full meals. I can see how it will work as though your eating more meals you are keeping the hunger at bay while eating healthily. I lost 12lbs in 2 weeks (my blog- https://www.bathing-suits.info/2-week-diet-my-experience/ ) that was from hard work and commitment. Anyone, my mind has turned into becoming healthier and healthier and I wanted to know if you still stick with having 5 smaller meals a day, Has it stopped you from snacking and picking at food also Is it a lot harder to plan 5 meals a day or is it quite easy to do? Regards Madeleine.

    • ray0369 says:

      First congrads, 12 pounds in two weeks is awesome. It’s not as hard as it might sound. I keep it simple, repeating many of the meals I like. I don’t make all my meals. The supermarkets have some freshly prepared meals for sale under $10. Yes, they are small but that’s all you need if you’re eating every three hours. Many of my meals are cold, like salads. I only have one hot meal a day. Avoiding big meals will shrink your stomach and stop those food cravings, but it will take some time.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.