I’m always talking about diet in my blog postings as the most important aspect of losing weight. It is imperative that anyone who wants to lose weight change their diet. One of the largest misconceptions that people who try to lose weight think is that they can lose weight by starving themselves. I blame Oprah for this, I don’t know why but I do. On the contrary when you starve yourself you are encouraging your body not to burn calories. Instead your body will hold on to the calories as a form of self preservation. Think of your metabolism as a fire, without wood or food in this case it won’t burn.
In order to increase your metabolism it is important that you eat 5-7 times a day. Ideally this would include your staple meals of breakfast lunch and dinner. However how do you fill in the last 2 -4 meals you still need to keep your metabolism burning. When I first started I would just split my lunches into 3 meals I would eat at 12 pm, 2pm and 4pm. However, as my schedule got increasingly busy, I found out that I didn’t have time to eat chicken breast and veggies every 2 hours. That’s when I discovered the miracle of dried fruit. Small, compact, delicious and healthy. Dried fruit is probably the best thing ever invented besides BBM and Google.
I buy my dried fruit from Target and its like less than $1.50 which is pretty cheap and still allows for me to save for my “Propose to Meagan Foxx on National TV Fund.” Additionally, there are a variety of flavors bananas, apple, apricots, pear, raisins, etc. Dried fruit are like women, if you have variety, you’ll never get bored (I am not speaking from experience).
As a former fatty (I’m still one on the inside) I have to warn you that these things are ridiculously good and you’ll be tempted to eat the whole bag in one sitting. However that would defeat the purpose of “small meals” you should try and go through a bag every 1.5 days. Snack just a little and train yourself to eat small meals. It will take a while but eventually you will get it.
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P.S.: I tried to come up with a catchy title for this but I couldn’t think of anything that was G-rated or funny.