Busting Barriers! Myth #2: Only eat when you’re really hungry.

3 Jan

BUSTED:
Skipping meals and waiting until you’re famished means you’re dipping into dangerous territory. Your blood sugar drops to levels which can lead to bingeing and mindless eating. Sure, you’ll take in less calories if you skip a meal or wait longer between, however, if you’re overeating because you got too hungry, it’s a wash!

What do you do?
Individuals who lose weight most effectively and maintain their weight loss eat smaller, more frequent meals per day. They usually eat every 2-4 hours and make their meals balanced to keep blood sugar levels optimal. The National Weight Control Registry follows individuals who have kept their weight off for various periods of time. Those who maintain weight loss the longest do not skip meals, they eat breakfast, and they at regular intervals throughout the day.
Eating breakfast they found, led to less consumption of fat, fewer cravings, greater weight loss, less impulsivity when eating (this means you can eat without feeling like you just can’t get enough and you eat without thinking), and higher activity levels.
Low blood sugar can lead to lethargy, mood swings, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. Um, hello, McFly!
I just finished an egg white omelet with veggies and some low fat cheese wrapped in a whole grain tortilla with some roasted butternut squash on the side. My body and mind are happy! 🙂

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