Sunday, 15 January 2012
It's Simple, Eat 6-8 Meals a Day and be Fit
Whenever your body goes through a period of time that it doesn't have enough food to convert into energy, it will hold onto everything that you give it in the next feeding. This is your body rebounding and preparing to avoid the lack of energy from happening again. Your body will over-compensate to remain balanced. Same with water, if your body doesn't know when it'll get water next, it'll hold water, but if you provide it with plenty of water, it'll know that it's going to get an adequate supply and will not need to hold a reserve supply.
It's true, the more often you eat the less your body will hold and the slimmer you'll look because it can let go of everything it doesn't need because it knows that it'll get a fresh supply of food again soon. Your bodies metabolism also gets kick started and you'll burn more calories by always having food in your stomach compared to only a couple times a day. Eating 6-8 meals a day is the optimal amount of meals you should be aiming to consume. By doing so, you'll be eating smaller meals more often and you have a less chance of over eating which can lead to your body storing the food as energy (as fat). Eat every 2-3 hours, plan ahead, and of course keep it clean