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Skipping Meals to Lose Weight?

June 25, 2009

images-2Eat less and exercise more! So, I should try and eat as less as I can, right? Most people have it in their head that if one skips breakfast, “eats” a starbucks for lunch and then a small salad for dinner that they will be putting less calories in than they are out, leading to weight loss.


Your body needs food to function. Hints why God created all of us with a desire for food and a stomach that growls when you are hungry. When you don’t eat, your body goes into starvation mood. It shuts down and holds onto anything you put into your body, fat and all. Your metabolism doesn’t run as fast as it normally does and water is retained. This goes for anything less than 1,200 calories. This is why women should never dip lower than 1,200 calories a day… your metabolism will shut down!

imagesSo, how many meals should you have? Although 3 meals a day is the norm, new research has proven that eating 5-6 small meals throughout your day will keep your metabolism at a steady rate, burning more calories and fat. Not to mention that you are less opt to get hungry and start ravaging through the kitchen. Just be careful when planning out your meals that you are staying within your calorie range of 1,200-1,800. With small meals, calories can add up fast if you aren’t eating the right things.

Here is a calorie break down for a 1,400 calorie diet:
Breakfast: 300 calories
Snack: 150 calories
Lunch: 400 calories
Snack: 150 calories
Dinner: 400 calories


Stop starving yourself to loss weight and start eating to shed those pounds!

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