Most people assume that skipping meals is a great way to lose weight. No food no weight gain right? Wrong. If you skip meals you’re going to feel hungry, weak and tired. You’re also much more likely to binge on foods like cookies, chocolate and other various snack foods.
Don’t go too long without food and don’t skip meals. Ideally, to maintain optimum metabolism, women should eat something about every 3 hours. Men should eat at least every 4-5 hours. Make sure you eat low fat, low carb and high protein meals. The point is, eating regularly reassures the body that food is plentiful. This encourages the body to burn more calories.
Many dieters believe dieting means eating tiny amounts of food. But this simply alarms your body and slows your metabolism. Result? Weight loss slows. And this is why so many dieters quit dieting and stay overweight. A sensible healthy diet should provide at least 1200 calories.