I have worked with thousands of clients over the years and something that seems to be a trend with those who struggle with weight is that they are only eating 1-2 meals per day MAYBE!!!
When we see an overweight person we may automatically assume they eat all day……and you know what they say about assumptions.
So now this person has had enough and they decide to change their eating habits.
Now we can all agree that WHAT you eat is vitally important right, but what about how many times to eat and when to eat?
When people eat 1-2 meals per day of the wrong foods, weight gain is ultimately the result eventually.
These same people now go on a diet of real food and eat 5-6 times per day and the weight drops quite dramatically in the beginning.
Why is this? Is it the new food? Is it the regular meals every 3 hours? Or could it be the AMOUNT of food they are now eating?
Like I said, REAL FOOD is a given so that is out of the equation.
This leaves us with meal frequency and AMOUNT of food eaten daily.
Well, nowhere in the world will you find evidence that eating 6 smaller meals will increase metabolism OR keep blood sugars more stable. There are people who fast for months on end who have stable blood sugar levels anyway so there goes that theory!!!
So we are left with the AMOUNT of food, and this is ultimately why people get results. They are consuming MORE food and now they have switched to REAL food too.
Eating more is the game changer because energy IN vs ENERGY out in the body are 100% totally dependent on each other.
Eat less = lose less
Eat more = lose more
The problem many of us have is taking dietary advice from bodybuilders. They look amazing, they have tons of discipline, train twice a day, use lots of supplements, use performance-enhancing drugs(not all but most of them do), sleep more, eat more and avoid the NORMAL lifestyle bad habits.
ARE YOU A BODYBUILDER?
OR are you just someone who goes to the gym and exercises?
Trust me when I say there is a huge difference.
If you want to be a bodybuilder, then live like one.
If not, you need to have a manageable plan for YOUR lifestyle so that your results are great too.
But whether your goals are weight loss, fat loss OR muscle gain, eating more is the #1 thing you need to do.