You've probably heard a million different tips on weight loss. And, while what works for some people may not work for everyone, it's fun (and instructive) to read about the little breakthroughs other women have stumbled upon in their journeys to slim down, isn't it? Here's one Vitamin G reader's story...
We've all heard dietitians tell us that snacking can help our weight loss efforts (so we don't overeat at our meals). But has anyone ever told you that eating six meals a day is the key to finally losing weight? That was the breakthrough advice Lexington, Massachusetts, resident Paula S. got from a weight-loss coach:
"The best health advice I've received is to eat six mini meals a day," she says. "Never let yourself get that hungry that you end up making bad food choices. Plan out your day and prepare as much as you possibly can. Also, keep a food journal. So, by simply journaling all my food and changing the timing of my meals (I have first breakfast at 6:00, second breakfast at 9:30, first lunch at 12:30, second lunch at 3:30, first dinner at 6:30 and final dinner at 8:00 p.m.) I have managed to lose (and keep off for over a year) about 35 pounds."
I loved reading about "second breakfast," and "second lunch"--what a cute and fun concept. I think this type of thinking could retrain you to not eat so much at each meal, especially when you know that another one is coming soon!
What do you think of the six mini-meals approach?
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