So you want to lose weight, and think that skipping meals is a great way to do it, right? Let me just say this about that: WRONG!
I hate to sound harsh, but skipping meals is one of the most efficient ways to sabotage your weight loss program. Pair this method of reducing calories with an exercise routine that is inefficient (or perhaps even non-existent) and you are bound to be disappointed in the results that you see and feel. Let me explain why.
At first glance, missing a meal or two throughout the day does make sense if you want to merely reduce your calorie count. Less food = fewer calories. Can’t argue with the facts on that one! And, in the short-term anyway, you probably will lose a few pounds…perhaps quite a few even. Now I will explain why in the longer term, it can have the opposite—sometimes dangerous—results!
One of the most important reasons to NOT skip meals is that your body goes into a sort of Starvation Panic. After several hours, or longer, of depriving your body of the consistent nutrition it requires to stay balanced and healthy, your body will actually store fat and calories to use later. It is afraid that you will starve it again! When your body is in this starvation mode state, over time you will actually gain the weight that you intended to lose. As I asked my good friend Phylis to do in a reply to her comments on my first post, click the link below for an expanded explanation:
Another crucial component in losing those extra pounds happens to be the fluctuation of your insulin levels. You can get more information about this in the article below. It’s excellent information, and especially important for women!
To continue, skipping meals spikes your insulin levels and makes you store fat! You will understand this better by reading this article:
Finally, it is crucial to find and perform the right cardio to burn fat and lose pounds. This article has some great ideas.
Of course, I also hope you will choose to participate in my G-Force Workout A.S.A.P.! We don’t stop. We don’t drop. WE NEVER QUIT! We kick A**! Yep, that one! Thanks so much for reading. Comment freely, and visit often. I am so glad you are here!