Many Small Meals: “Grazing” To A Higher Metabolism:
No, this is not how to grow udders and look fashionable like Bessie the Cow. (although udders Are pretty swanky)
Have you ever felt like your Diet/Nutrition and Exercise Program was less effective than it could be? -That your effort in was not equal (!=) to the results you got out? -Like you were wasting time?
You Were wasting time.
One of the many small “Dieting” Gems overlooked by many:
Any minute or second of the day spent with your blood sugar at less than optimal was Wasted Time on your program.
The main culprit: 3 big meals in the day; and possibly unevenly spaced.
A better strategy to keep your metabolism rolling from the moment you get up until just before bed is to chop your Total Calories (you know exactly how much you should be eating for your weight, lean body mass, etc. each day, –right?) into:
5 (or so) Smaller Meals spaced at ~Equal Intervals throughout the day.
More Consistent Nutrition/Blood Sugar == More Consistent Metabolism == More Consistent Fat Loss (all things being equal).
If you’re drinking the right amount of water and you’ve gotten hungry, or godforbid, Ravenously Hungry -> Yup, you guessed it: your metabolism has already partially gone into Starvation Mode. (don’t let that happen)
Use your time wisely and try several small meals instead of 3 big ones!
PS: Do yourself a favor and Rinse Your Teeth off by swishing water around your mouth after each meal. Your dentist will thank you.
Note: Diets really don’t work. So, please make sure you’re not using the multiple small meals idea as an excuse to accidentally eat more than you should.
“Highland cow”, by Shelley Cunningham
“cow”, by Diego Medrano,