Interval snacking is the key to long-lasting weight loss. As weird as this may sound it is proven that if you want to lose weight and keep it off you need to adopt an eating pattern consisting of 6 small meals throughout the day instead of the traditional 3 big meals.
In order to lose a pound of weight or fat, you need to create a calorie deficit between the number of calories you consume and the number of calories you spend on physical activities.
The best way to achieve this without creating problems to the normal body functioning is by eating fewer calories during your meals and more meals throughout the day, and this is where interval snacking has a key role.
Interval snacking helps you lose more fat because it challenges the body in a similar way as interval training. Rather than delivering the same amount of calories at the same set times each day, it asks you to shift your intake based on your exercise output.
Also, it helps elevate your metabolism, and thus burn fat, by offering similar-sized meals at several points during the day. This will eventually pass a signal to your body to generate heat – rather than eating two massive meals, such as lunch and dinner, which prompt the body at storage.
Snacking can be the difference between five and six. No, not dress sizes, but the number of times you eat each day. The core of the interval-eating diet still revolves around the meal structure, but these meals are balanced in calories and healthy nutrients to assist lean muscle formation and fat loss.
Add a mid-morning snack such as an apple and peanut butter or plain yogurt with berries. On the days that you do exercise, make sure you chase each workout session with a snack, such as a protein-and-fruit shake. These meals and snacks as long as they’re low-glycemic and rich with nutrients will help you burn off more fat.
GET YOUR METABOLISM GOING
Never cut down your calorie intake too fast because that causes the body to think it’s starving and, for a while, it will not let bodyweight drop. So, if you want to lose weight healthily, never even try thinking of skipping a meal because it will not only help you lose weight, it is also dangerous to your health. Also, consider eating a healthy breakfast because it is one of the best ways to jump-start your metabolism and get the system going.
Weight comes down in stair steps. There are periods when the body is adjusting to lower calories or more exercise, but if you truly stick to the lower calories (on off days) or burn more calories than you take in, it will lower you to the next step. Fat loss plateaus will still occur, but by sticking to your food-and-exercise plan, your body-fat percentage will eventually drop down another notch.