Eating regularly can be a challenge in the busy, modern world in which we live. However, eating regularly is the key to assisting us in any weight loss goals and maintaining a healthy body and mind. The question posed is simple, why is it important to eat regularly to maximize my weight loss?
Meal skipping leads to over eating
Some people believe that if they skip a meal throughout the day then they can eat whatever they like at other times. This, unfortunately, is not true. Skipping meals leads us to becoming hungrier throughout the day; this can lead to over eating when we do finally sit down to eat. Often, when we are hungry, we will grab the nearest food to eat. Often, this is the worst kind of food and can only result in weight gain. If we sit down to eat when we are excessively hungry, we will generally eat a lot more than we need to, this will lead to higher sugar content in our blood stream and in turn the storage of this excess sugar as fat.
Glucose content leads to fat content
Our bodies require steady sugar content in our blood streams to maintain the production of cellular energy, essential for our body’s processes. This energy is also required for fat break down and to maintain energy levels throughout your body. If we eat on a regular basis, we maintain a reasonable blood glucose level, this assists in ensuring we have the adequate cellular energy for the body’s processes. If we eat larger amounts less often, we end up with higher blood glucose levels and the conversion of this excess glucose to fat, so the key is less more often.
Motivation, Motivation, Motivation
One of the hardest things to maintain is a steady exercise routine. In fact, half of the time it is not the routine, but the motivation to maintain the routine. If we are eating large amounts less often, then we will keep lower energy levels in between meals, and conversely after meals we will feel much more tired. After we eat larger meals our body goes into a ‘rest and digest’ phase, as a large portion of the body’s energy is utilized for the digestion of the meals and often this leads to us being more tired. The key is to eat more regularly in smaller portions, this alleviates the low energy levels between meals and minimizes the rest and digest phase after meals. Higher energy levels will lead to grater motivational levels and greater fat loss as a result.
Balance is a simple concept that can be applied to every aspect of our daily lives, eating and exercise are no different. Keep the scale balanced by eating smaller meals spaced equally across your day; a more regular eating routine will result in greater fat loss, higher motivation and a more successful outcome.
About the Author
Allan enjoys blogging about health and wellness. Over the years, Allan has written numerous articles on various topics such as weight loss, healthy eating and health insurance. When he is not writing, Allan loves spending time with his family and friends.