Monday, October 16, 2006

How To Lose Weight While Eating 5 Meals a Day

A lot of fad diets rely on depriving the body of food, but if you look at creatures in nature you will see that you need to eat regularly for healthy dieting.
While you need to eat regularly you need to know about portion size in relation to your body for healthy dieting and this is relationship is explained below.
Understand the concepts of regular eating and portion control and you can enjoy healthy dieting, lose weight and never feel hungry.
Let’s look at these concepts in more detail.
3 meals a day is a man made concept
If you look at healthy eating three meals a day (or less on many diets) is not ideal, you should be eating five meals a day.
Some simple examples from nature will illustrate this point.
Bears are creatures that eat huge meals infrequently to sustain them. They carry a lot of body fat to feed them over time i.e they are binge eaters.
If you look at animals such as dear, elk and horses they graze and have similar proportion of body fat to humans.
These animals are eating every few hours, our ancient ancestors did and you should to for healthy dieting.
There are reasons why you should, that are linked to our body and how it functions.
By eating frequently you achieve the following:
1. Eating frequently prevents hunger pangs and curbs over eating.
2. Eating more often keeps your metabolism working quickly so you burn calories more efficiently.
3. Food is also absorbed more efficiently and quickly when we eat regularly.
In affect you will feel healthier and have more energy as you will be using your metabolism as nature intended.
This is what healthy dieting is all about:
Creating the ultimate conditions to burn fat, in the most efficient way and never feeling hungry.
OK I can eat 5 meals a day how much can I eat?
Here you need to know about portion control.
Eating five times a day means you can eat enough to satisfy you, but its important to know how much you can eat in relation to your body size and there is a very easy way of doing this.
You can count calories, but let’s be frank who has the time or inclination to do this?
The trick is to use your hand.
A portion should be the size of your fist or the size of your palm.
Want a baked potato?
Get one the size of your fist
Want some fish?
Get a portion the size of your palm
Eat naturally for healthy dieting
Now you need to eat quality fat carbohydrate and protein.
The trick here is to eat “naturally from the earth” and avoid additives and sugar.
For example, a meal should contain the three groups how about Salmon, brown rice and veagatbles? Or maybe a baked potato Turkey and vegetables?
Follow the above and you can eat 5 meals a day.
If you are in a hurry make your other two meals up before hand, some nice tasty salads (go easy on the dressing) some rice and fish.
Other healthy dieting tricks
Make sure you eat breakfast (the most important meal of the day) and get as much fibre as you can, as a lot of it is not absorbed and passes through the body. It also makes you feel full and has generally less calories than other foods.
The other trick is to drink lots of water ice cold. Many hunger pangs are simply thirst pangs, so get plenty of water by drinking it ice cold.
Your body has to heat it to body temperature and you will burn 400 calories a week!
Now you have done the above you will feel healthy and control your weight as nature intended.
Don’t forget a bit of exercise and by this we don’t mean hours in the gym. Simply do some brisk walking don’t take the lift try and walk up the stairs etc
Add in some swimming or cycling twice a week, its not to hard and remember, we were not born to just sit around were active beings.
Healthy dieting made simple
The above diet tips will help you burn fat efficiently, eat as your supposed to, feel healthier and fitter which is what healthy dieting is all about.
Simply think about how we evolved through time and you will see the logic of the above.

Sacha Tarkovsky,