Do I Really Need to Eat Every 3 Hours?
Sunday, July 03, 2011
Okay so here's what's been on my mind....
Throughout my struggle with weight loss, i have read (and I'm sure you all have too) countless articles and books suggesting that the key to weight loss is to eat every three hours. This helps keep your metabolism up and prevents you from getting hungry.
Now the other day, i was thinking...I'm supposed to eat by the clock? Is this right? To me, it seems a bit backwards from what weigh loss is about. I though losing weight is about eating when your hungry, not when the clock tells you it's time. Eating by the clock could mean eating when i'm not hungry, which is the exact problem that I have. The reason that i'm overweight is because for almost my whole life, I have been eating when im not hungry. I have been eating because im happy, sad, excited, bored...etc. So to me, eating because "its time" seems to enhance the problem, not help it. I'd rather eat 3 to 4 times a day when i'm hungry than to eat 5 to 6 times because that's what's recommended....What are your thoughts?