How many times do you need to eat to lose weight? How to eat right: often, but little by little, or rarely, but thoroughly? Most of our usual diets are designed for three meals a day plus two snacks. Meanwhile, American nutritionists have proposed a new scheme for people who are losing weight - seven meals a day. True, the proportions are very small here. This is the "diet" that wild animals eat when they are hungry, and, as you know, do not suffer from excess weight. Dream! Eat all day and lose weight at the same time! But how effective is it? Let's compare the pros and cons of both power supply models.
Meals 7 times a day. Pros: + No bouts of hunger. Eating regularly at short intervals helps keep your blood sugar levels normal. As a result, we are always full and simply cannot eat a lot at one time. And you want something much less sweet. + Increased efficiency. Due to frequent meals, the body constantly receives energy replenishment. As a result, we feel more cheerful, and our performance remains stable at a high level. + Good metabolism. The digestive organs work continuously, which improves the metabolism. Cons: - Clear time frame. You will have to observe a clear diet: there is every 2 hours. Not every person can handle it. - Slow fat burning process. Due to the constantly high content of insulin in the blood, the process of burning fat in cells noticeably slows down, and sometimes even practically stops. Three meals a day. Pros: + Fast fat burning. As soon as the food is digested, insulin stops being produced. The lack of insulin in the blood has two positive consequences for your figure: firstly, fat will no longer be stored, and secondly, the body begins to burn already accumulated fat. + Better control. When you eat 3 times a day, it is much easier for you to control your calorie intake. + Hunger "by the clock". Typically, the body gets used to a certain schedule, and hunger occurs every day at a certain time. Cons: - Attacks of hunger. But sometimes you can get very hungry and ahead of time. This is because a lot of insulin is used to process food. And its blood level is greatly reduced. - Nutrients are absorbed worse. When the body receives a lot of nutrients from food, it often cannot use them optimally. Conclusion: 1. Three meals a day is suitable for those who find it difficult to control a one-time meal. 2. 7 meals a day is recommended for very active people and those who regularly play sports. Those who constantly chew something should also try this method of nutrition. Whichever diet you choose, remember that your diet must always be balanced. Eat lots of vegetables regularly and drink 2 liters of water a day.