Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A Common Diet Mistake

Today, I’m highlighting a particular topic that is something all of us deal with at one time or another.

Did you know that it’s common for people to think that they’re “saving” calories, when they skip a meal?  Truth is, this thinking backfires and by mid-afternoon or early evening, people who skip meals are starving. They end up overeating or eating things they know they shouldn’t and then they beat themselves up because they feel like they have no ‘will power’.

Our body needs fuel in the form of whole food to function, so when it’s deprived, it screams out for what it needs food! Willpower is no match, they succumb to whatever food is close at hand and then they end up feeling guilty. Skipping meals sets you up for failure and feeling guilty.

 
 Solution: Eat 3 meals a day and healthy snacks as needed.

It’s just too easy to make unhealthy choices when you need to eat something NOW and you just grab the closest thing you can find.

When you plan your meals - and snack - out during the day, you can make healthier choices. You'll also notice that you'll get through the day with more energy. Plan ahead and be sure not to skip meals and you're sure to notice a difference in how you feel, plus, you will usually end up eating fewer calories during the day.

What can you do this week to be better prepared?
 

 

 

4 comments:

  1. You're right! I'm learning that even if I don't have my usual healthy options on hand, I still need to make the best of the situation and eat something. Skipping meals won't help me in the long term.

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    1. Exactly LaKisha! I wish more people got on board with this!

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  2. Calorie deficit is a sure fire way to give yourself Metabolic Damage which will counteract all the hard work and effort you put into losing weight. It's a myth "Eat less exercise more," and people are doing some real damage to their metabolism. Thank you for sharing this because this old way of weight loss needs to be debunked!

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    1. Yes! So many people are not aware of that. I needs to be talked about more.

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