Studies show that eating every few hours helps to manage hunger and over eating. For example, eating five times a day—three meals and two snacks—can be effective in maintaining or losing weight. That’s because you’re creating a metabolic reaction in your body that “stokes” the engine. Several studies have also shown that people who snack regularly eat less at mealtime.
Studies also show that when you at every few hours and you will maintain lean muscle mass, burn excess fat, lose the cravings. That’s because your body can maintain even blood sugar levels, lose the hunger, have more energy, and think more clearly!
A healthy diet is not about deprivation. It is about creating good habits that you can maintain and incorporate into your lifestyle.
For best results remember the 4 Basics of Eating Well:
1. Eat the right foods—Protein, carbohydrate, fat, nutrients and water
2. Eat the right amount—Protein is a deck of cards, carbohydrate is a cupped hand or a fist
3. Eat the right combination—Protein and carbohydrates with every meal
4. Eat at the right times—Five to six times per day