by Charles Mihlstin
The secret to controlling weight is to eat many smaller meals throughout the day versus 2-3 meals a day.
The fact is, your breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s the first meal of the day and it sets precedent for all the other meals to follow. If you missed breakfast, your already behind the eight ball.
The ideal number of meals to eat every day are 5-7. Say your one of the thousand of people that don’t eat breakfast – just lunch, dinner, and maybe a snack. Let’s say you ate dinner around 8pm last night. You went to sleep, woke up, went to work, and didn’t eat till lunch, and it’s 12:00 the next day. You just went 16 hours with out eating anything!
Do you know what you just did to your metabolism? You just shut it down – your metabolism and the potential to burn body fat effectively.
To make your weight loss program successful. You must eat small balanced meals with the proper nutritional value 5-7 times a day.
If you don’t eat 5-7 meals per day, you won’t get the steady stream of nutrition to fuel your body’s ability to feed itself and keep your metabolism working at higher rate. The results of not eating these more frequent smaller meals will only slow the metabolism and physical improvements your looking for. In some cases a slow metabolism will almost stop any physical changes.
By controlling your diet and increasing your exercise, you will be on the road to loose weight and change your shape. The more times you eat smaller balance meals, the faster you can speed up your metabolism.
The nutritional values are different for each person. The following factors can effect your Nutrition:
- If you are male or female
- Your age
- Athletic ability
- Medical conditions
- Any additional special needs
It takes knowledge and experience to find the proper balance of nutrition that will be best combination for an individual.
To get started, you should eat 5 small balanced meals daily. These meals should be designed for your fitness or weight loss goals. Remember, portion control is essential to establish a foundation over your eating habits. If the amount of food is bigger than a desert plate, you are probably eating too much food.Charles
Your Elite Fitness Professional