Nutrition

How many meals to eat daily and Why

How many meals to eat daily and Why

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How often and how much you eat is as important as what you eat.

This system has been used by athletes of all kinds for decades and the results do not lie. I would promise a money back guarantee, but I am not selling or charging you anything.  The six pack is well on it’s way.

There are two principals to this system.

  1. Eating 5 times a day.
  2. Eating small portions for each meal, about 75% of what you are used to..

I will talk about each of these principals separately now.

1:  Eating a total of 5 meals a day is never easy. You have breakfast at home and dinner at home but those three meals in between are tough because you are at work and busy. There is a way.

Tupperware! Yes, this stuff is magic. I pack my meals to go in a big one of these, sometimes two if I have stuff that is hot and cold food, like salad etc… It’s that simple. Go buy some and use it to pack your meals for work.
Why do we need to eat so many meals a day?

There is some debate about weather or not you really need to split your meals up into 5 a day, after all the AMA recommends 3 solid meals a day, that is two less than mine. Keep in mind that humans, as hunter gatherers ate all throughout the day, they snacked and ate constantly, in small quantities. When a  big kill came in they would feast because they lacked refrigeration. These days we have no excuses.

The mammalian body operates best if it has a steady stream of calories coming in. If your body goes too long without food, it triggers a defense mechanism and your body goes into “storage economy mode” You would not want to drive a “storage economy car” would you? This mode is where most people’s body’s go to and live daily. Your body will begin to store fat and conserve energy if it enters this mode. This means less energy and more fat.  The less energy you have the less you do and your body goes deeper into this mode. Your mind also then follows suit and goes along with your body, next step is obesity and depression. How do we begin taking back control of our bodies and minds? 5 meals a day!

2:  Eating smaller portions is critical as it will keep us in a high energy state. The sweet spot is eating around 70-80% of your capacity. When you do this, as if by magic your body gets a boost of energy after a meal, instead of the usual feeling of being weighted down.  How do you know when you hit this magic point? You must listen to your body and have faith. It will come, After Steps 1 and 2 your hunger will be far more controlled as well.

Veegan says:

Ray,
I am a Vegan. What would you suggest for protein sources in step 3

Nutrition

Was a fat kid and major geek.. still am a geek, but now I have learned the truth about health and it is pretty much the exact opposite of what your doctor will tell you it is. Time to go old school and level up our health by focusing on gaining not losing. Gaining strength, knowledge and confidence. The weight loss will come easily.

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