You know that feeling you get when you hear about how you have to eat 5-6 times a day to lose weight?
Or maybe you read some of my stuff where it says that a great way to lose weight is to eat 4 times a day…as it’s actually more manageable…but you get that doubt in your mind?
Well, I can recall from my own experience of being at that point where I was wanting to lose my last inch of belly fat, that the idea of eating more times a day just seemed to be hassle. Unnecessary even.
I mean, you may be thinking…”I already eat enough” or maybe you believe that you are eating more than you think you should, and you already know that this is the cause of your fat gain?
How can eating more possibly help?
The real truth is going to be a bit of a mix of what you knew and something else. The secret to getting rid of fat is to eat more. You eat to burn calories.
And think about this: if you don’t start making changes to how you eat then you won’t change your current fat…and it doesn’t matter how much you try and work out.
In other words learning to, at least, see how you eat and how much you eat gives you an edge over every one else who’s struggling…because they aren’t trying to see exactly what and how they eat. They just have an image, a story of what they think they eat.
The first stage before you even decide to change how you eat…is to get some evidence of what you are eating and the way you eat.
And the easiest way is to keep a record each day.
Now straight away you might feel a rush of “ach that’s just hassle…I really don’t want to do that”…and it’s okay to feel that. But here’s the thing:
Is it really going be so bad to actually see in black and white how you eat, what you eat and when you eat?
What harm is it going to do you to get this knowledge?
The answer is …no harm at all!
It will do you no harm at all…but it will do you a world of good!..because you will get to see the pattern of how you eat…and remember what you want to do is eat to burn calories
And here’s just a rough guess:
- You will probably see you aren’t eating a proper breakfast
- You will probably be having a bit more fatty foods, chocolate bars or muffins during the day.
- You will most likely be eating a BIG evening meal packed with processed carbs like white bread, pizza base, chips (of the fries variety) or white rice
Now how do I know this?
Well…this is what I used to eat. I didn’t eat a a massive amount of processed foods, but I ate enough and in a way that it meant that my blood sugar level didn’t stay steady during the day…so I didn’t lose weight.
Because it leads to spikes in your insulin levels
Which then makes you store your food as fat. The faster the rise in blood sugar, the quicker the onset of storing your food.
So before you learn to level that blood sugar to help you store less fat…hence the idea of eating to burn calories….go find out exactly what and how you eat.
It might just be the biggest revelation you get all year!