Very few people eat the 6 meals per day that is recommend by fitness professionals. However, these small meals could make all the difference. If you are having trouble with your “gut” then these little meals trick your body into losing it!
1. Plan ahead. If you have your own office outside your home, pack a low-carb lunch and some low-carb treats, such as mozzarella cheese sticks, hard-boiled eggs, and crunchy bacon. Schedule your snack times and meal times, so you have no reason to dip your hand into the snack bag throughout your day. Working from home? Make it a rule to eat only in the kitchen — and keep that refrigerator off-limits except at your scheduled snack and meal times!
2. When you’re tempted to nibble at high-carb foods, do a self-check.Are you really hungry? If so, then keep those low-carb treats on hand so you have no reason to cheat. (And if sugary cookies dominate your cupboards, try to figure out why you’re playing a self-sabotage game!) If you’re not really hungry but just bored or in need of a break, try walking around the block or call a friend to chat.
3. Do you use food as a reward for finishing a gnarly project or passing major milestone? Substitute non-food treats, from a new magazine at the bookstore to a long hike with a buddy. Or just get out of the office, be it at home or downtown, by sipping on a cup of zero-carb espresso at your favorite coffee house. You can even take paperwork to a cafe and enjoy a low-carb beverage (source).
The average American eats between 2-3 times per day. This might explain why America is so over weight. Eating a couple times a day signals your body that you are in famine. When your body thinks you are starving; your body will store any excess as fat! This is why corporate America (people who are stuck at the desk and don’t plan ahead) are overweight; yet they don’t actually seem to be eating anything! Being smart about what you eat, and how many times you eat, can keep you from overeating when the sun goes down. Be smart; eat less, more often for lasting results!
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)