Change WHEN you eat and burn an extra 2.4 lbs of bodyfat per month!
That’s right… this is what athletes do and it’s something we’ve been doing for the past year!
Kate and I had the privilege of meeting with Dr. Bill Wheeler (Chief Science officer at Beachbody) this past Thursday. Who is Dr. Bill Wheeler? He was staff nutritionist for 2 past presidents and he has also served as nutritionist/trainer for elite athletes such as Brett Favre, Michael Jordan, etc. and many others.
He shared a lot of insights with us and one of them that caught my attention was his discussion about why athletes spread out their meals into 5-6 smaller meals a day.
There are several benefits of eating 5-6 meals per day:
- Regulates blood sugar (less chance of spiking and dropping low later)
- Boosts energy (more of a consistent source of energy)
- Regulates digestion (ever feel bloated after a giant meal?)
- Boosts your metabolism! (To the tune of 293 more calories per day!)
That’s right… your metabolism stays more active when you eat more often and burns MORE calories.
Let’s do the math:
293 extra calories burned per day x 30 days a month = 8790 calories.
Every pound of fat is 3600 calories. Take 8790 / 3600 = 2.44 lbs of fat!
Coincidentally, this is something that I’ve been doing for the past year and something that has worked really well. I can confirm the 4 benefits above!
The easiest way to do it (for me) is to eat every 3 hours. In the beginning, this may mean that you’ll eat when you’re not hungry. Within a few weeks, your body will adjust to it start to expect it.
Without changing WHAT you eat… just WHEN you eat can have a big difference on how you look and feel!