3 weeks ago
Skip breakfast? Think again. Not hungry for dinner? Not so fast. Not only does skipping meals slow your metabolism but it can lead to overeating, because when you do eat, you're overly hungry. There are a ton of theories out there about when and how often you should eat to maximize your weight-loss results. Believe me, I've heard 'em all, and I'm here to give you the real skinny.
When you're trying to get to your weight-loss goals, it is essential to maintain blood sugar levels to prevent energy crashes and appetite cravings that could throw you off course. In all my years of experience, I've found the most effective way to do this is to eat every four hours, without skipping a single meal or snack.
You don't 'plan' to go to the gym and not pack your workout clothing, right? You don't 'plan' a night out with friends and not book a babysitter, right? Your kids have their [sport of choice here] practice two or three times a week--well you know ahead of time that at such and such a time, you will be driving them to/from that practice, right?Well, why would you decide to finally do something awesome for yourself like starting to exercise and eat right and not 'plan' what you're going to eat?
1 whole egg
3 egg whites
1 serving of your favorite protein powder
½ cup quick oats
1 tsp baking powder
dash of Splenda or Stevia (optional)
Mix all ingredient together (if too thick add a little water); cook as you would a pancake.*
Calories: 395; Total Fat 10g; Carbs 32g; Fiber 4g; Protein 46g