Eating every 2-3 hours is essential for health and fat loss.
There a many conflicting studies around this topic. Some pushing for eating 2-3 times a day and some backing our theory 5-6 times a day. Then there’s the other stuff – fasting, detoxing etc. We will save that for another post however.
Young children are a great example of eating every 2-3 hours. They will eat what they need for fuel, stop there and need topping up 2-3 hours later as their bodies turn that fuel over.
Here’s why eating every 2-3 hours is important…….
1) Eating every 2-3 hours (even if it’s half a protein shake or half a banana) means your body is constantly getting the fuel it needs to function which means it has no reason to keep fat stored. A speedy metabolism is what will eventuate.
2) Your blood sugar levels will remain constant throughout the day. There will be no big drops from lack of feeding. When your blood sugar levels drop your brain will CRAVE sugar or simple carb (bakery food) to get the fast release explosion of energy. Even if hours later you have a big healthy meal that is filled with low GI, slow releasing energy foods your brain will still crave that explosion of energy which is why people get the after dinner sweet cravings.
3) Your energy will remain constant through the day to keep up with your busy schedule. If you have a lot to fit into your days eating regularly is ESSENTIAL. Pack your lunches and snacks the night before and fuel your body for it’s expected tasks, otherwise expect to feel tired all the time and have big slumps in your day that will bring on the sugar cravings and laziness.
4) You will find your meals won’t be so massive which could eventually shrink your stomach internally which will shrink your tummy externally over a short time also!
It may feel like you’re eating a hell of a lot of food and you’re constantly full. Give it 2 weeks and you’ll notice a huge change in your digestion, energy and metabolism.
Go to it!
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