Proper timing of meals can maximize your weight loss efforts. When you have your meals can be just as important as what you eat when you’re overweight and trying to burn fat.
Do you find yourself groaning every time you step on the scale even though you’ve been working out religiously and sticking to your diet and you’re still not able to lose weight fast? In order to shed pounds plus look and feel better today maybe you need to take a good long look at how you time your meals and figure out what you’re doing wrong. It’s not only important to eat the right foods for proper nutrition, it’s also critical to follow the clock if you’re serious about dropping those extra pounds and getting fit. By eating at appropriate times you will help maximize weight loss and keep hunger pangs at bay.
Ideal times to eat your meals to lose weight fast:
- Eat your breakfast (break-fast) within 1 hour of waking up. We’ve all heard it’s the most important meal of the day and we’ve been told to “eat breakfast like a king or queen.” Do you know the importance of breakfast being eaten within one hour of waking up? This is the optimal time to break the “fasting” period between the previous evening’s meal and the morning. Eating breakfast at this time will stimulate your metabolism and set your calorie-burning pace for the rest of the day. Delaying, or even worse, skipping breakfast can actually hamper weight loss solutions by increasing hunger pangs and causing excessive calorie intake during the rest of the day.
- Eat lunch within 4 hours of finishing your breakfast. Many claim the ideal time for lunch is 1 pm, but it’s more important that you keep a gap of about four hours between breakfast and your afternoon meal. It’s also important to resist delaying lunch because this will cause a drop in your body’s sugar levels and that will likely result in unwanted cravings for unhealthy and/or high-calorie foods. So eat your lunch accordingly.
- Eat your evening meal at least 3 hours before you go to bed. An ideal time for dinner is at least three hours before you retire for the night. The food you eat for your last meal of the day needs at least that much time to digest and be assimilated properly. Eating too close to your bedtime increases blood sugar and insulin increasing the release of growth hormones. That affects the natural fat-burning and weight loss benefits of a good night’s sleep, resulting in you remaining overweight.
Transform yourself and attain a state of optimal health and wellness by following the meal timing suggestions above. The benefits will astound you as you reach your weight loss goals and begin to look and feel better.
* Medical Disclaimer: This blog article is for informational purposes only. The information discussed here does not take the place of treatment from a licensed physician or healthcare professional. The author expressly disclaims responsibility from any adverse effects arising from the application of any information contained in this blog. All information is anecdotal – based solely on the opinions, observations, experiences and interpretation of data available to the author.