Hey guys! Sorry about the MIA! This weekend was jam packed with graduation celebrations and heliping my sister move into her new place (Congrats Cayli & Brando!) as well as moving new furniture into our house and all that jazz :) so... again sorry for the delay!
Today I wanted to talk about what A LOT of people do that they think will help shed some lbs. more quickly...but can actually push you in the opposite direction. So, you're on a "diet" or more restricted calorie plan. Fine, with some weight loss routines you may need to cut back on some of your intake to balance out your input of calories and your output (calories burned). That DOES NOT mean starve yourself. Skipping meals (don't you roll your eyes you breakfast skippers) does quite the opposite in losing weight. This is why (especially women) get so frustrated in their weight loss journey. They think that completely removing meals from your day will help shed the pounds quickly. When you skip meals, your body starts to go into starvation mode. Your body is a smart machine and wants to do everything in it's power to stay alive and working. When you go into starvation mode, your body begins to "freak out" and is concerned with the next time you are going to eat. Then, it begins to hold onto anything you eat after that skipped meal and stores it as fat so that it has something to feed on while you are starving yourself. This is where your body holds on to the weight and even adds weight to your body. You really shouldn't skip meals, if you are restricting your calories just opt for lower caloric and high nutrition options. Continuously feed your body every 3 hrs. You want to keep your blood sugar from crashing along with your metabolic rate. If you can feed yourself throughout the day, every 3 hours, with clean and nutritious food, you can keep your metabolism up which in turns helps you burn more calories and efficiently utilize the food to fuel your body. You also won't feel the need to go off the deep end and splurge due to your increased hunger from skipping meals. Like I've said before and I will say it a million more times, 80% of your results comes froms nutrition. Period.