Skipping meals is one of those bad eating behaviors that will set you up for failure, as it can seriously set back your efforts to keep your metabolism up throughout the day. It’s a bad habit that will stop you from losing weight or maintaining a newly reached goal weight. Most people will find they do not stop to eat because they are focused on everyone else’s schedule and not their own. Take a few minutes to think about where you spend each hour of your day. I think you will find you are doing things for others most of the time and not thinking about your own health needs.
The good news is that you DO have control over your life.
Why Eating Frequently Matters
The problem with skipping meals is that it becomes a habit and your body will compensate for the slowing down of your metabolism over time and store fat like it would during a time of famine. What I want you to learn today is this: Skipping a meal = metabolism slowing down. → this in turn means: fat storage.
Making time for small meals throughout the day is an important habit you will want to create for the rest of your life. For this reason many clients decide to stay on 3 Medifast meals each day after they are finished with the diet. It makes sense since the meals are low glycemic and calorie-controlled. There are other benefits of eating small meals throughout the day and they are:
- Better mood
- In control
- Easier weight loss
- Better concentration
- Improved metabolism
- Sustained energy levels
The Medifast meal replacements have just the right amount of carbohydrates, fat, fiber and protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied and at the same time keep your metabolism going throughout the entire day. These types of meals offer good nutrition when there just isn’t enough time to stop and prepare a meal.
Make you’re a health a priority. Your body and mind will thank you!