Written By: Kiran Jangda
The conventional “truth” is that we should eat less and exercise more in order to gain maximum results in terms of weight loss. The latter being more accurate than the former. Studies have shown that a person should eat 5 to 6 small meals a with a 2-3 hour interval, as it prevents the body from storing excessive calories as fat, leading to a more toned appearance.
This theory may be difficult to grasp, overwhelming even, but the faster we accept it, the easier the weight loss process becomes. Our body tends to crave for things like ice cream and cookies when we don’t provide it with food frequently. Its better to eat when you are not hungry, this way you can make better decisions about what to eat and contemplate what is good for your body, because when we wait to eat till we are on the verge of passing out, we tend to scarf down anything we can lay our hands on, ignoring the amount of damage it can do to our body, feeling guilty later and punish ourselves at the gym! So I am going to go out on a limb here and use a cliché, better safe than sorry!
You can easily fit 6 meals in your daily routine; it is really not as hard as it sounds, especially for working women. The easiest way to do this is to split one big meal into two smaller ones. For instance, instead of having a salad and sandwich for lunch, you can have the sandwich for lunch and keep the salad for your snack, or vice versa.
If you have trouble splitting your meals, you can always stick to your regular meals and add small snacks bites in between like nuts, protein shakes, fruits etc. Remember there is always another option, you just need to be inclined enough to look for it!