Eating to Lose Weight.
A weird concept, right? Well it is true. Eating more SMALL meals throughout the day will actually help you lose weight and build lean muscle mass. Read more....
In this article, we are going to go into the idea of how eating 4 to 6, small, but healthy meals a day is best for anyone who wants to keep a healthy body. It is even more important for those looking build and maintain muscle mass.
Eating to lose weight speeds up your metabolism and so actually helps you to lose weight rather than gaining.
This in turn helps the body to get rid of and use more calories in the long run.
When you eat 4 to 6 meals a day (which should consist of a small meal every 3 to 4 hrs), the body is constantly being supplied the nurishment and energy it needs throughout the whole day.
Eating healthy foods in particular helps in speeding up the body's metabolism, making it even more efficient at burning off those calories. (eating like this will stop the body from getting tired during the day)
Eating good nutritious food on an irregular basis causes the metabolism to speed up.
BUT, eating 3 meals, spaced at 6 hours intervals or more per day will cause your metabolism to stay as is, meaning that you will not lose weight.
That's right. Eating 3 meals or less per day will actually slow your metabolism down. Why? Your body would be without nutrients for about six hours between each of those meals.
This means that your body 'THINKS' it needs to store fat for energy. We call this the 'starvation mode'. (only eating when you're hungry)
Your body hangs onto the unwanted fat, to use later for energy. In addition, without food, your body will quickly begin to break down muscle tissue for energy.
Six Daily Meals = Higher Energy and Faster Fat Burning.
Eating 4 to 6 small meals a day is good for maintaining an ideal level of blood sugar, which in turn prevents hunger attacks. It will also give you more energy to be productive throughout the day, not to mention helping with your motivation for your workout. (if you are combining exercise with your diet)
Grow Muscle Faster.
Frequent, small meals will regulate the amount of insulin in the body and gives it an ideal amount of amino acids to the muscle cells, promoting the growth of muscles in the process.
Muscle weighs LESS THAN FAT.
More muscle means your body will be burning more calories on a daily basis. That is why it is important to do weight training in addition to cardio in order to lose weight as efficiently as possible. Eating small and frequent meals makes your whole body work harder and helps use the vitamins and minerals in the best way possible.
A Simple Idea; Eat More = Weigh Less.