5 Ways to Eat More and Weigh Less ...

Jessica

5 Ways to Eat More and Weigh Less ...
5 Ways to Eat More and Weigh Less ...

Is it really possible to Eat More and Weigh Less? Yes! It just depends on how you do it! Eating whatever you want and still losing weight isn’t quite that simple. But if you just make a few tweaks here and there, you can start eating more food and weighing less than you ever thought possible! Here are 5 simple steps that even the most skeptical dieter can appreciate.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Please subscribe for your personalized newsletter:

1

Eat More Often

Yes, you read that correctly. Eating more frequently throughout the day (4-6 times) will help keep your metabolism working at its full potential. Think of your metabolism as a bike that is being pedaled. It needs a stead stroke of the petals to keep it moving. Your metabolism is the same way. It needs that constant stream of energy to keep it running smoothly. If you don’t eat for more than 4 or 5 hours it will begin to slow down, just like the bike, burning fewer calories per hour (aka, causing you to gain weight over time).

2

Turn Snacks into Mini-meals

Since you are now going to be eating more often, it is reasonable to think that your meals should be turned into snack-sized, right? Wrong! It is actually more beneficial to think of everything you eat as a mini-meal. By doing this, you are not only making a conscious effort to slow-down for a moment and eat your food, but your choice will [most likely] be a healthier one since meals, by definition, contain a variety of foods, not just one item (ie, a piece of cake).

3

Eat Larger Quantities

…of vegetables that is. Sorry to disappoint, but I am not going to lie to you and say that you can eat whatever you want and still have the supermodel physique that you have been dreaming of. However, I will say that when it comes to eating veggies, there really is no limit. Eat until you heart is content!

4

Eat More Fats

And by fats I mean the healthy kinds, including those found in olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed, avocadoes, nuts, seeds, fish, and Organic-lean meats. Our bodies need fats. In fact, our brains are made up of roughly two-thirds of the stuff. Fats keep our intestines running smoothly and our minds working normally. They also help our metabolisms work as they are meant to. Getting around 20-30% of your calories from healthy fats is a good range to shoot for when trying to figure out how much you should be eating every day.

5

Eat before Bed

How many times have you heard how bad it is to eat before bed, and that you really shouldn’t eat after 8pm at all if you want to lose weight. Well, let me tell you this is not the case! In fact, you really should eat something before you go to bed. This all comes back to the slower metabolism idea that I covered in #1. Not eating for 10-12 hours will slow down your metabolism, forcing it to burn fewer calories than it otherwise would. Plus, at least for me, I have a horrible time trying to sleep when my stomach is eating itself because I am so hungry!

See, you can eat more and weigh less! Now if only we could sleep less (while still feeling well rested) and add a couple extra hours to our day… Does this make you want to start eating more too?!

Top Image Source: weheartit.com

Feedback Junction

Where Thoughts and Opinions Converge

These are some great tips to follow. I know I should eat more frequently but I never do. That's a tip most ppl aren't aware of. But I disagree with larger portions. I'll say stick the small ones but eating more frequently should fight off hunger cravings.

For #5 you should definitely mention WHAT types of food one can eat before bed. There's a huge difference between having fruit or bread before bed and having a cup of cottage cheese or yogurt.

Hi. So I found this article and I thought I could ask about Net calories. The logic is to eat back the calories you exercise off because if you don't it would be like your body is running on empty. I did this for a year and lost weight, but because of medication over 4 months, I stopped losing weight. When I got off the medication, my eating went to hell and I gained 15 pounds. I'm now trying to get to 145 (currently 167) by July 1st. I know it's a big goal, but basically, by restarting my healthy eating and exercise by joining a gym, I'm now questioning my old method. It worked for me before but now, I've started Zumba classes and Bootcamp and other things on the side. By doing these classes, I'm burning about 1000 calories. When I burn that much, the logic is to eat it back (with net cals). a lot of people keep telling me to just forget net cals, stop counting, and eat healthy. I get that! BUT! I need to make sure I'm not eating to little, because I know that can cause starvation and no weightloss at all. So what should I do? If I eat 1250 cals a day and burn 1000, should I be eating those 100 back for a net cal total of 1250 again? or should I just eat healthy and exercise and forget counting? Basically, I tried not eating back all of the calories last week, and I THINK I only lost a pound. It makes no sense that if I'm working my butt off that I only lose 1 pound. Please, I really need some advice.

Related Topics

best online weight loss plans 10 Easy Ways to Burn Calories during the Day ... 7 Natural Ways to Lose Weight That Work ... 9 Effective Ways to Lose Some Weight in a Week ... 9 Fun Ways to Lose Weight ... 7 Super Easy Ways to Burn More Calories ... 7 Ways to Get a Fast Metabolism ... 8 Easy Ways to Look Slimmer Instantly ... 10 Tips on Maintaining Weight Loss ... 8 Food Swaps to Help You Lose Weight ...

Popular Now