The Secret To Boosting Your Metabolism, Sticking With Your Diet, And Melting Fat Fast
By Shannon Clark
The Importance of Meal Timing
If you’re someone who wants to make progress as quickly as possible, one key factor that you cannot be leaving out is meal timing.
While what you eat is definitely going to have a huge impact on the progress you make, when you eat will also influence your results as well.
Let’s have a quick look at the most important reasons why meal timing is something that you absolutely must be paying attention to.
Boost To Your Metabolic Rate
The very first reason to schedule your meals regularly and frequently rather than just using the three squares a day like traditional diets may have called for is because doing so is going to keep your metabolic engine running very efficiently.
Think about it this way, when you go for hours on end without eating a meal, that’s a signal to your body that it had better start to conserve fuel. It doesn’t know when the next time it’ll get a meal will be and as such, it slows down the amount of energy its burning off.
This allows it to prevent starvation and be that much more effective at storing body fat.
If you eat very often though throughout the day, then the body knows food is coming again soon and will begin to speed up the metabolism as it burns off calories at an incredibly fast rate.
Since weight loss comes down to how many calories you burn over the course of the day, you should be able to easily see why this is so effective.
Greater Control Over Hunger
Second, another very big reason to make sure that you’re eating frequently throughout the day is because it’s going to give you very good control over your hunger level. Quick question – what’s the single biggest reason most people cheat on their weight loss diet?
If you said hunger, you’d be correct. They’re all fine following their scheduled meal plan when they aren’t hungry, but as soon as hunger rears its ugly head, all will power goes out the window.
If you’re eating very frequently throughout the day, hunger should never be an issue so neither should reaching for that box of cookies in the pantry or tub of ice cream in the freezer.
Steadier Energy Levels
Finally, the last big reason why you should focus on frequent meals with your diet is because it promotes steadier energy levels. When you eat a very large meal and then don’t eat again for hours, you’re going to get a huge energy spike followed by a dramatic energy crash.
When you crash you’re going to be left feeling hungry, irritable, and craving more food.
Not exactly what you’d call a good time.
With regular meals though you keep your energy level on an even keel all day long so not only will you feel a hundred times better throughout the day but you’re also going to be that much more likely to get those workout sessions in and therefore more likely to see success.
So as you can see, starvation diets and diets that have you eating only two to three times a day don’t work. If you want results fast, you must increase your meal frequency. Aim to eat five to six mini meals throughout the day and you’ll be on track to a leaner version of your current self.
Guest post by Shannon Clark from SlimmingResources.com