Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Don't Skip Meals

Current Weight: 227 lbs.
Change 6: Don't Skip Meals

Eating breakfast can increase your metabolism, helping your burn more calories during the day. It also helps avoid overeating later in the day.

Many people skip meals thinking they can lose weight by not taking in the extra calories. The problem is, our body needs those calories, and it will tell us through hunger pains. Typically the most convenient way to stop these hunger pains is through eating whatever is at hand, usually junk food snacks and other processed sugary foods, which is far worse than eating a good healthy meal.

If you skip too many meals, your body recognizes the reduced caloric intake and may think it is starving, and instead of losing weight, it will lower your metabolism, conserving every extra calorie it can as fat, lowering your energy levels and gaining weight. So always eat regular, healthy, meals.

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