Looking for a healthy weight loss plan? Well it’s simple isn’t it? Maybe not. Everyone knows that eating fewer calories is the way to lose weight. But it’s important to note that when you eat those calories is just as important as how many calories you eat.
You must eat several times a day–five to six, in order to keep the metabolism up. This will keep your body burning calories all day long. It is important to eat every two to three hours, which means you will eat five to six small meals a day, rather than just three large ones.
Those who claims to eat just three meals a day usually fail to count the snacks they eat throughout the day or even the grazing or sampling they might during the day. Those extra snacks can really add up and add on the calories and pounds. However, if you plan to eat five to six small meals a day it is possible for you to plan your calories carefully.
When you eat those five small meals a day it will help you with weight loss because it ensures that you do not get that hungry feeling which could lead to overeating or eating things that are unhealthy.
Snacking on sugary sweets can cause weight gain. However, snacking on healthier foods usually means you are taking in fewer calories and this snacking can really be a weight loss tool. By simply eating small meals throughout the day you will keep yourself from being hungry and also keep your metabolism up.
Keeping your metabolism up means that the body burns more calories all day long even when it is at rest. It is when your metabolism drops that you start to feel sluggish and that often makes you reach for a sugary snack.
Healthy weight loss needs muscles! And the key to building that muscle is to feed those muscles! Each of your daily meals should include a protein, a carbohydrate and a little fat. Good choices are protein or energy bars and even a peanut butter sandwich. But make sure to watch the calories that are contained in each of your meals. Snacks should only be around 200 or 300 calories unless you are refueling after a tough workout. Then you may want to have a full meal. It is also important to remember to refuel after a workout within 30 minutes.
The secret to this healthy weight loss is to keep from feeling hungry, and keeping the metabolism up. Once you feel hungry, it is too late! The metabolism has dropped. Another trick to weight loss is to add fiber to these small meals. Fiber keeps you feeling fuller longer. This is because it takes longer for fiber to pass through the body and because it is a denser food. This means that there are fewer calories per ounce. Fiber will also help to remove fat from your body. Fiber takes fat with it on its way out of the body.
These tips are the ones to follow for healthy weight loss!