Saturday, November 26, 2011

"Eat Every Few Hours" But WHY?!

It's on every diet website: Eating every few hours (instead of 3 squares) can help you lose weight!

But how?! Wouldn't eating more food mean more calories and, therefore, more weight gain? Well, yes...but then you're not doing it right.

Beachbody actually cleared this up for me!

Think of hunger on a scale. 1 is STARVING and 10 is STUFFED. Ideal is 5-7. Most people wait until they're at 2-3 before they eat and don't stop eating until they're 9 or above.

Eating every few hours means that you always stay in the 6ish range. You're not STARVING so you're not eating a ton and if you stop after a moderate amount you're not eating until you're STUFFED. Believe it or not, you'll actually start eating less food!

How many times do you eat a day? Do you pay attention to how hungry you are and how stuffed you feel?

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