ARE YOU EATING ENOUGH?
Skipping meals is NOT the answer to your weight loss goals. In fact, it can actually cause you to store more FAT. Haven't you seen people who seem to be munching all the time yet they're not overweight? A common notion is "she can eat that much because she's got a fast metabolism." The reality is, SHE HAS A FAST METABOLISM BECAUSE SHE EATS OFTEN. Here's the skinny on how to STORE LESS FAT.
Boost Metabolism and Control Blood Sugar Levels by eating every 3-4 hours whether you’re hungry or not.
When we ingest carbohydrates, they are digested in the stomach and then absorbed into the bloodstream in the form of glucose (blood sugar).
As blood glucose levels rise, the body secretes insulin.
Normal blood glucose levels are between 80 and 120 mg/dl.
When levels drop below this range, we feel hungry, and possibly fatigued, light- headed/headaches, and moody.
If levels continue below 80 mg/dl, the body reacts by slowing down the metabolism to conserve energy.
This is why skipping meals to “lose weight” does the exact opposite.
Additionally, when the glucose levels rise above 120 mg/dl, the residual glucose is stored as fat.
This is why controlling blood glucose levels throughout the entire day by eating every 3-4 hours maintains a high metabolism and therefore minimizing fat storage.