• Just 3 Meals A Day

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    What to do: For the next 14 days, do not eat any snacks at all, just 3 meals a day.

    You often hear the advice that if you want to succeed on your fat loss diet, you should be eating multiple meals a day. You've likely heard that doing so is going to help to boost your metabolic rate, helping you burn more calories all day long.

    But is this really the case? Or could eating those three meals a day actually be detrimental to your overall progress?

    Let's take a closer look at this issue so that you can get the facts straight about why three meals a day may actually be a very good thing.

    Insulin Control

    The very first reason why having three meals a day tends to be ideal is because it's going to give you superior insulin control. Each time that you put carbs into your body, your body is going to release insulin because of this.

    The insulin release is required to help manage those carbs, either moving them into fat storage or transferring them into the muscle cells where they will be used for stored muscle glycogen.

    The less often you're putting carbs into your body, the less often you'll be experiencing this insulin release, meaning it will be more possible to control your hunger and food intake.

    Calorie Control

    In addition to controlling your insulin level, the second reason why fewer meals may be superior is because it will also help you control your calories better as well.

    If you're eating many times per day, you'll have a risk of overconsuming calories multiple times per day, potentially putting you over your target calorie limit.

    If you eat just three times per day, on the other hand, not only will it be easier to manage your calorie intake better due to the fact that you are going to be eating larger meals in themselves, but also because you won't have the opportunity to overeat as frequently either.

    Less Obsessiveness

    Finally, the last benefit to eating just three times per day is that it'll make you less obsessive. If you're someone who is constantly thinking about food while dieting, this in itself can make you feel hungrier and make you more likely to cheat on your plan.

    If you are watching the clock throughout the day, always waiting until your next meal, you'll grow to be quite obsessive and sticking with your plan may feel like mission impossible.

    So don't be too quick to jump on the 6-meals-a-day bandwagon. You really don't need to eat this frequently if you don't want to. Eating less often could in fact be better.

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  • MusicMutt 2024 days ago
    No snacks for the past two days
  • JessicaM. 2059 days ago
    Doing better with this
  • Misti_Lee_A 2066 days ago
    Doing ok not terrible! :)
  • Misti_Lee_A 2067 days ago
    Well I ate breakfast and a late lunch I only like 3 pretzel sticks for a minuscule snack lol I'm not sure about dinner yet probably just a small piece of fruit
  • Misti_Lee_A 2068 days ago
    Breakfast and lunch now just dinner to go nooo snacks!
  • 01kimbo 2174 days ago
    Yes I did it but either I have more than a bowl of cereal for lunch or an earlier dinner. I ate too much at dinner !
  • 01kimbo 2181 days ago
    Today I had my 3 meals no snacking!
  • J1clover 2230 days ago
    A late night snack was very tempting~ but I persevered :)
  • AnnaCoco 2367 days ago
    Not sure if it's working or not
  • AnnaCoco 2368 days ago
    Not sure if this is making me lose weight or not. I need to go to the gym and get on the scale
  • AnnaCoco 2369 days ago
    Had to wait a long time again for dinner but my lunch held me
  • AnnaCoco 2372 days ago
    Went to a wedding so I just waited to eat lunch till I was hungry instead of grazing all day!
  • Jolie14 2393 days ago
    I only eat 3 times. So I can do this lol lol
  • Jolie14 2394 days ago
    I only eat 3 times a day. ❤
  • rndhth 2439 days ago
    Done with no problem.
  • rndhth 2450 days ago
    First day completed.
  • rndhth 2451 days ago
    Just starting. I can do this.
  • Jacob Lion 2495 days ago
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  • TTfF 2611 days ago
    Too many calories due to an IHOP trip and Thanksgiving leftovers, but think it would have been a lot worse if I allowed myself snacks.
  • TTfF 2635 days ago
    Wow. I can't believe how hungry I am right now... Wonder if it means I should try to push back my lunch, only that means not eating with the kids...

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