Eat 5 or 6 small meals a day and have a kitchen closing time
This week you will begin dividing your food into five or six small, healthy meals a day. That’s a meal roughly every 3 hours. Here’s the clincher: it’s important NOT to eat between meals. Munchies are tempting, but we need to give our bodies a chance to digest the food and burn the energy at regular intervals. Think: “eat, stop eating for three hours, eat again.”
Researchers discovered that when we’re hungry, we’re more likely to want fatty, salty and sugary foods. To make matters worse, the part of the brain that governs self-control becomes less active.
When we do finally eat after a long meal gap, we also tend to overestimate how much food we need to fill the void in our stomachs. Continue reading