You hear it and we encourage it. "Eat small meals or snacks every 2 hours" easier said than done, we know. We get many asking just how do I eat every 2 hours and what do I eat every 2 hours? Well we want to encourage you to make the change to a healthy lifestyle not a diet or fad, so we will try to simplify how this is best done.
Why eat every 2 hours? Your body needs energy to function, your vital organs need nutrients to function and part of your body's function is the removing of fat from your body and feeding your muscles. Without food to function, even this natural weight loss process will be hindered. After eating, whatever nutrients were in the food you eat can last up to 3 hours in the blood. However, once that 3 hours is passed, your blood sugar falls and your body freaks out thinking its starving and not going to get any nutrients and begins to hold on to all the fat as a reserve. Trying to lose weight and your body is holding on to fat may be a challenge right? When you eat every 2-3 hours you are providing constant fuel to encourage your blood sugar to stay up as well as keeping your metabolism working all day which means your internal body organs are working out and functioning like a factory to get rid of stored fat because it keeps getting a new source of nutrition. Ok, so now what, how do I eat every 2 hours?
Ensure you eat every 2-3 hours with 3 being the furthest apart from your last meal. When we say eat every 2 hours this is not some full meal as that will only add up your calorie intake and make you gain weight. Below is an example of what we mean by eat every 2 hours.
8 am eat a bowl of oatmeal with fruit and almond milk, drink ThinTonic™
10am eat an apple
12pm eat a turkey sandwich on low cal bread or lettuce wrapped with a small healthy side and drink ThinTonic™
2pm eat a yogurt
5pm eat lean meat, brown rice and veggies
7pm eat a few nuts
The important thing is to realize what a healthy meal and snack is. One piece of fruit for a snack is plenty to keep your blood sugar up, a few nuts is plenty to keep your sugar up as well as help you feel full. The meals you choose to eat, should ideally be low cal, low fat and low carb meals that can fit in the size of your palm. ThinTonic™ will help keep the meals small with its effective appetite suppressant and fiber qualities of making you feel full faster. Always incorporate ThinTonic™ in your life as a regular beverage. Drink plenty of water throughout your day to help hydrate and push toxins out of your system. Take it slow, baby steps until you get in the habit. It takes 30 days to make a habit. Mark your calendar and start your new healthy lifestyle now.