Sunday, 1 November 2015

Why to eat frequent meals?

When you sleep, your metabolism slows down considerably. That’s why when you wake up, you feel groggy and lazy at times. You need food; you need fuel to kick-start your metabolism and, in turn, get your body mechanism started. So you have breakfast. Your metabolism soars. If your next meal is lunch and thereafter dinner, the gap between each meal is too large. You will see slumps in your metabolism. The body metabolism will not be uniform through the day, which is why some people experience low energy levels and fatigue at certain times in the day. It’s a great habit to start eating every 2.5 to 3 hours. Why this specific time? Because it usually takes your digestive system approximately this time to completely digest your food or snack. So by the time the digestion is done, instead of keeping an empty stomach, you feed more food to your body, which means more energy, higher metabolism and high levels of energy. Plus you actually maintain a healthy weight and lose weight, because calories are burned by your body (metabolism) during the digestion process. When you eat every 2.5 to 3 hours you will find that your portion size at lunch and dinner will cut down considerably. This is because you will not be that hungry. Since you have small snacks during the day, your digestion will be uniform, and remember, the smaller your meals, the more efficient is your digestion, leaving little or no chance for food to get converted to fat and stored in your body. 

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