I was reading an article the other day that was describing a series of important changes necessary for weight loss. It talked about portion control, food selection, water intake, regular exercise and several other healthy habits.
Surprisingly the article left out one of the most important (and frequently overlooked) healthy weight loss strategies. That strategy is known as meal timing. Meal timing is the frequency and spacing of meals and snacks throughout the day. You will make the weight loss process much easier by developing this one important habit.
Over the years, most of the weight loss clients I have worked with struggle with meal timing in the form of inconsistent food intake or erratic eating schedules. This type of eating pattern places great stress on your hormone and energy systems making weight loss nearly impossible.
Your body, especially the brain, loves consistent energy intake. It takes only seconds without the correct amount of glucose in the blood and you will start to have difficulty thinking, comprehending, remembering and functioning.
I suggest that all of my clients eat regular meals and snacks. This accomplishes several important functions that lead to healthy weight loss. Healthy meal timing:
- Controls overeating which is the #1 cause of obesity
- Provides a consistent source of energy for your brain
- Prevents the over feeding starvation cycle that makes weight
loss more difficult
To learn more about how to control your meal timing Click Here and read my entire Sequoia Advisor e-newsletter article entitled Meal Timing Important to Healthy Weight Loss.