Don't Skip Meals, Say Yes To Frequent Snacking
Most of the time, some Filipinos skip meals, thinking that it would be the solution for their weight loss. And most often than not, one would say, “ Hindi na lang ako magdi-dinner/ merienda kasi nagpapapayat ako.” It’s a very common line for those who would want to lose weight not knowing that what they are doing can actually make the situation worse. It’s unnecessary and unhealthy.
While this theory of skipping meals has been in circulation for years, the fact is, skipping meals doesn’t actually help you lose unwanted fats nor help you lose weight even further. The proper way to lose weight is to know how much calories from food should you only have – complete with the macronutrients, carbohydrates, protein and fats. Regular exercise (3-4 times a week, at least 30 minutes), should also be done.
When skipping meals, you deprive your self from the vital macro and micronutrients that your body needs everyday. You’re also making your metabolism go slower and eventually accumulate more body fats. To add to this, meal skippers tend to eat more food on the next meal because they feel twice as hungry, that’s why this practice often fails.
Say yes to frequent snacking! Dietitians recommend eating 5-6 meals everyday. This includes, breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and/or bedtime snack - with the proper portion sizes. Counting 2-3 hours of meal interval may help your metabolism to go faster. This practice may also avoid over eating on the next meal. Consuming good sources of carbohydrates, which are those with high fiber content, is ideal to include in the diet for those who would want to lose weight. Fiber digest slowly in our system, you feel full longer with fewer calories and can keep your hunger at bay.
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