Skipping meals might sound like an easy way to lose weight. But it rarely works because your body outsmarts your plan. ~ Linda Spangle 100 Days to Weight Loss
I don't know how many times I tried starving myself to lose weight just to find out it backfired. The way it usually worked was I would skip breakfast and lunch and find myself starving at dinner and I would eat none stop junk for the rest of the night.
Not only did I consume more calories than if I would have eaten my breakfast and lunch it was all useless calories.
Linda Spangle in this chapter teaches how important it is to eat frequently small meals and I 100% agree with her. I know #Nutrisystem teaches this too and as you know that is the tool I used to lose weight. I try to eat every 3 hours and everything I eat has nutrients, vitamins and great source of fiber nothing like the crap I use to eat. I apologize to my body often how I use to treat it. God gave me a perfect tool to live on this earth for however long that might be and I took advantage of that gift. NOT ANY MORE!
Its been 4 ½ years since I ate that way, and I love my life now. Eating such good food on a daily basis makes me feel good mentally and physically.
“Whenever you go long periods without fuel, your body protects itself by hoarding some of the calories for later use.”
“When you undereat during the day, your body believes it may not get enough food, so it conserves what does come in.”
If you think your doing yourself justice by starving your body and eating a larger meal at night, your wrong. Linda insists our bodies will store those calories that we then do eat rather than burn them. I am not a scientist, but I do believe in what she is saying.
Eating a little bit every 3 to 4 hours is easy, once you get use to it you develop a pattern. You can do this, give yourself the love that you deserve and take care of your body while you have it.
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