The fitness world is rife with tips, tricks, techniques and advice. The problem with…I would say that a good 80% of these tidbits are either worthless, not practical or downright wrong and potentially harmful.
In an effort to help you cut through the B.S. to get to the actual information you can sink your teeth into, apply and put to good use, I figured it would be best for me to set up my own little Fitness Myth Buster series….with the first target being the idea that in order to lose weight you must eat less. It seems pretty logical right?
Keep both the amount of food you eat per meal and the number of meals down to a minimum during the day and you’ll starve yourself to at least a few pounds weight loss.
The worst part about it is…it is true. You will actually lose a couple pounds doing this. The tricky part comes in when you try to sustain this weight loss! It’s the people who eat like this that led to the creation of the term “yo-yo” dieting. I like to call it “boomerang dieting“. Throw some weight off and before you know it, it will come right back on. A vicious cycle indeed, and one that needs to be snapped if long term weight loss and fat loss are your goals.
So what to do? Simple. Eat more often and eat until you are full!
Eat More Often To Lose Weight?
Wait a second! I can hear you right now…”that can’t work! How can I eat as much as I want and INCREASE the number of times I’m eating and lose weight?!” The answer is simple. It happens because you’re finally letting the body function the way it was meant to…as a high performance engine in need of fuel to keep it running at peak potential.
The trick is that I know you’ll actually be limiting your own portion sizes by filling your body with a steady flow of usable nutrients. You’ll never be susceptible to the blood sugar roller coaster that wreaks all kinds of havoc on your brain and the signals it sends to your stomach. Instead, you’ll be burning at a nice steady rate the whole day with constant energy and well fed muscles from dusk to dawn.
The whole idea of eating three times a day is over, kaput, finished, done! Did I mention you need to eat more than three times a day?!?! Anyway, get that thought out of your head right now. If you’re still stuck on the idea, then just do me one favor and ask yourself one thing. How is the three time a day eating working for you?
Why are you in search of a diet program or a way to lose weight on the internet if your three times a day eating has you looking perfect? The truth is, it’s not working. So you need to trust me and try something different. From now on….dispel that old myth about eating less and start eating more (more food and more often!).
Ditch The 3 Meals Per Day Mentality
I know, it’s going to be more of a mental hurdle for some of you than a physical one, but that’s ok. I know you’re tough and can handle it. After all, it’s not like I’m telling you you shouldn’t eat for a month! I’m actually allowing you to eat more often. That should seem too good to be true. Well, it is true….but it is good too! So dig in and see what a difference this can have on your long term ability to lose weight and most importantly keep it off.
Stay tuned for more valuable fitness myth busters, as we tackle the “Don’t eat after 6 PM rule” next time! Quite possibly the biggest misconception ever handed out to the masses, right up there with the “Earth is flat”! Looking forward to bringing you more.
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Jeff Cavaliere M.S.P.T, CSCS
Jeff Cavaliere is a Physical Therapist, Strength Coach and creator of the ATHLEAN-X Training Programs and ATHLEAN-Rx Supplements. He has a Masters in Physical Therapy (MSPT) and has worked as Head Physical Therapist for the New York Mets, as well as training many elite professional athletes in Major League Baseball, NFL, MMA and professional wrestling. His programs produce “next level” achievements in muscle size, strength and performance for professional athletes and anyone looking to build a muscular athletic physique.