Majority of the population believe it this way; “I have to eat less so I don’t get fat”, people tend to eat 1-2 meals a day with the goal of not gaining weight and then they whine “I don’t eat much, why then do I get fatter by the day?” This and similar questions have been heard of and here is the reason why.
Long intervals between meals encourage fat gain
The human body works differently from that of animals, the body is programmed to help itself in anyway possible, besides immune system, there are a lot of other protection mechanisms the body carries out.
Fat gain is a result of one of the mechanisms…
The body wants to function, the body wants to be at its best at all times, so it adjusts at the slightest change it notices. When you eat, the body is happy, and works well at its convenience, when you delay to eat, you deprive the body of its comfort and so it tends to make adjustment for possible discomfort in the future. As a result, when you finally eat after a long interval, the body tends to store some food in anticipation for another prolong period of no food, usually around the belly and waist region, other parts not excluded. This is protective mechanism for your body and hormones and even the brain to function at their best but on the other hand, it leaves you with stored food, which becomes adipose tissues, or fat.
On the other hand…
Eating more often gives enough supply for the body to do whatever it needs to do and the body has all it wants when it wants it hence no need for storage since there is timely supply. But that’s not all.
“The Eating more Effect”
The simple point is this, Your metabolism spikes when you eat more often. You give your body tasks- Digestion, assimilation, absorption, etc. this tasks require energy and puts your body at work- increased metabolism. One little evidence of this is that sometimes you sweat when you eat and 100% of the times, your blood pressure increase on food intake. When your metabolism increases, you burn fat. Everyone must have had that one person around who eats every now and then and still remain slim or thin. I’m sure you wondered why…I did too, because I was like that, so lanky trying to get some flesh to cover my bones. Well, I still am, just that now I build muscles.
“The under-eating effect”
It’s just the opposite, your metabolism drops because the body slows things down, slows the burning of fat, and actually begins to breakdown muscle. Actually your body will make a choice between: lose body fat or lose muscle but an inadequately fueled body will choose to drop calorie-burning muscle rather than fat, hence fat gain.
“Burn fat with more food”
Don’t skip breakfast.
Keeping a date with your breakfast is one the commonest ritual you can do to burn. The Breakfast topic will come in a whole new article, stay tuned.
Increase intake of Fiber foods
Research shows that some fiber can fire up your fat burn by as much as 30 percent. Studies find that those who eat the most fiber gain the least weight over time. Aim for about 25 grams a day—the amount in about three servings each of fruits and vegetables. Send your Metabolism Sky-High
Eat moderate meals, many times a day
Beginning from your breakfast of course, aim at eating 5-7 meals a day. This will keep your body up and doing, spike up your metabolism and you burn fat with time. Cut down the calorie intake but increase the meal number.
Drink a lot of water
Water is of major importance to all living things; in some organisms, up to 90% of their body weight comes from water. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water USGS water science school.
Consume more fruits and Vegetables
Although some fruits, when eaten in excess, contain high levels of natural sugar, there are a lot others which, when consumed in the right amounts, can aid weight loss. Example Papaya contains an enzyme called papaine which promotes a quick passage of food through the gut, encouraging adipose shed.
On the other hand, fruits and veggies generally besides their detox function, contain less calories hence, they make you get full with these less calories, and your body feels satisfied.
Do meal preps
Meal prep ensures food is available at your disposal and you don’t have to go through hours of waiting before supplying food for your body.
More Protein Less Carbs
Higher intake of protein naturally supports weight loss. Protein is often noised as a miracle food for weight loss. However, it’s important to not get carried away with these types of claims, because eating more calories could do more harm than good and slow down your goal.
Stock your fridge and cabinet with the right foods
This way you have only one choice, eat what you have and need to eat and not just about any other thing.
Start eating today!
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