It is an interesting fact, I think, that so many people want to know how to eat daily to lose weight. Why? Because of the paradox: “how/what to eat” to “lose weight”.
See what I mean? Folks still want to know how with eating they can lose weight.. And, the simple truth is you don’t lose weight by eating, but by NOT EATING!
I am not saying not eating at all. I am saying that in order to lose weight you must be calorie deficient, which state you achieve if you eat less. Starving is not good, but neither is eating 5-6 times a day.
See, many “nutrition gurus” will tell you that if you eat multiple small meals daily you will increase your metabolism and will burn more fat. Their advice is based on the premise that it takes calories to digest the meal, so if you eat more often you will burn more calories.
This is simply not true! Her is why..
Say, your diet consists of 2000 Calories a day (it’s easy to work with a nicely even number). And, these calories consist of a certain ratio of fats, carbohydrates, proteins. Well, it takes the body the same amount of energy to digest these calories regardless if you eat them in two large gorging-style meals or six small nibble-type meals. It is a very simple concept – same calories and macro nutrient ratios take the same energy for digestion regardless of the number of meals.
So, my question is why then eat six times a day?
You’ve heard before that if you eat less meals a day your metabolism will slow down and you will burn less fat and consequently lose less weight.
Again, not true.
Today we know that even if you don’t eat for up to 72 hours your metabolism will not suffer and slowing down. In fact, if you eat less frequently your metabolism actually will speed up (Read the studies: 1, 2, 3, 4).
How To Eat Daily to Lose Weight – The Two Simple Rules
Rule No. 1:
Eat two and maximum three meals a day. I’d suggest you stick to two. How do you do that? Simple: by skipping breakfast. If you want to know more why this works – it’s called Intermittent Fasting, meaning in the 24-hour period you dedicate less of your waking hours to eating and more hours to expending energy (burning fat), while maintaining high metabolism.
Rule No. 2:
Very simple: Don’t eat man-made foods – nothing that comes in a box with an endless Ingredients list. Another way to tell if a food is man-made or not is if you can name the food. For example: broccoli is broccoli – you can recognize it and can name it. MNM’s… I don’t know what they are! Do you?
And, by the way, if you conform to Rule No. 2 in only 80 percent of the time you will still be widely successful. I call this the 10K 80-20 rule.
This is it. Very liberating, indeed, to know that you can eat whatever you want and as much as you want, unless it is highly processed man-made and unless it is breakfast. Go try it. Trust me. It’s all you need. That’s how I live and that’s how I maintain great health and superb physical fitness.
Oh, let me know your progress in the comments section below. I want to know how it’s going for you.
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