Today, focus on internal hunger cues instead of sticking to prescribed meal frequency plans to balance your diet.
Six small meals, two big ones, no snacks between meals, no skipping breakfast, no carbs after 3 p.m.…with all the diet “rules” out there, how are we supposed to figure out which is the best way to eat? Turns out, metabolic rate is pretty much the same no matter how many meals are consumed in a day. Instead of getting lost in the mumbo-jumbo, focus on eating smart portions of wholesome, balanced foods when you’re hungry.
Stay clear of the grocery store when you’re ravenous. Shopping hungry can lead to poor short and long-term food choices.
This week, we recommended making a refreshing cucumber salad, trying smart two-a-day workouts, reading to be more empathetic, preparing before going on a hike, and focusing on hunger when planning meal frequency. How many healthy choices were you able to make this week?