Feb 022017
 

broken scale, scale frustrationLet’s just cut to the chase, friends.  You are fat because you eat way too many calories.  Stop eating so many calories. So, if you’re asking, “How can I get skinny fast?” you now have your answer.

Now, I could end this article here, but you probably have a lot of questions…you know, a lot of “buts.”  So lets dispel some of these “buts” so you can get past the excuses and get you on your way to getting skinny and hopefully on your way to shrinking all of your “butts!”

 

 

But #1: But I Don’t Eat A Lot Of Calories!

There’s a good chance you’re not being honest with yourself.  If you say, “I don’t eat a lot but I’m still not skinny!” you’re not paying close enough attention.  You are most likely still consuming too many calories.  Now, if you’re familiar with the Half Meal Habit, you know that we are completely against counting calories.  There’s a ton of reasons why this may backfire and actually contribute to you not losing weight, so we are not recommending that you start counting calories for the rest of your life…(now here’s a but of my own) but if you have the time and energy, try counting your caloric intake just for one or two days.  I can almost guarantee you it’s waaaaaay higher than you think!

But #1 Solution:  Start Eating Less Calories!

One of the best ways to cut back on your caloric intake is to follow the Half Meal Habit plan.  It’s simple and I’ll give you a quick rundown.  First, eat a normal sized breakfast.  Second, have a small snack in between breakfast and lunch.  Third, when you eat your lunch ONLY EAT HALF. Fourth, eat the other half of your lunch midway between lunch and dinner.  And fifth, have a small, sensible dinner or only eat half of your dinner.

It’s that simple. Oh, there’s a lot more detail and motivational information in the book, but this should give you a great start to cutting down your calories.  I’ll demonstrate with a comparison to how you’re probably eating now vs. how it will look following the HMH.

Normal Eater: Breakfast 500, Snack 300, Lunch 1000, Snack 300, Dinner 1000 = 3100 calories total.

Half Meal Habit Eater:  Breakfast 500, Snack 300, Lunch 500, Snack 500, Dinner 500 = 2300 calories total.

That’s an 800 calorie difference, simply by cutting two meals in half!  If you were able to eat like this, you would lose about 1.5 pounds per week.

hungry stomach, always hungryBut #2: But I’ll Feel Too Hungry Eating Less Calories!

True, you might.  But there’s this thing called “overeating” that you–and frequently, I–do sometimes.  And sometimes we do this a few times a week. Or even once a day!  We stuff ourselves full of food (trust me, it’s natural) because it feels good, makes us happy–but it’s also making us fat.  It’s the stretching of your stomach that is the CAUSE of you having to eat so much to get full.  And when you try to eat less, you don’t feel satisfied, you still feel really hungry, and you continue to shovel…the…food…into…your……..mouth.

I know, I’ve been there, and it SUCKS.  But there’s a way to beat this thing.

But #2 Solution: Shrink Your Stomach To Feel Fuller On Less Food!

Another huge benefit to eating these smaller meals is your stomach will lose some elasticity making your body trigger that you’re full on less food.  When you first start eating less food on the Half Meal Habit, you will feel hungry, bu this goes away fast.

Also, you’re eating more frequently than you normally do.  The example shows the normal eater consuming two snacks throughout the day, but usually, we are over-stuffing our gullet at our meals because we don’t have time to stop for a snack. Well, with the Half Meal Habit, you’ll need to make time. it will be worth it. You won’t feel hungry in between, you’ll feel fuller on these smaller meals, and you will start to get skinnier!

Workout meme, restaurant memeBut #3: But I Work Out A Lot, So It’s Okay To Over Eat!

If you are an exercise maniac, but you are still not skinny, there’s something missing in this equation, right? There has to be! And, if you’re honest with yourself, you know what that is…you’re still consuming too many calories.  The truth is, if you work out a lot, you are probably dehydrated more than you are actually in need of additional calories.

If you work out a lot and are not dropping the pounds, another issue might be the kind of work out you’re doing.  You might not be challenging your body enough to make an impact and bring about the change you’re looking for.  If it is an exercise program you love, and you’ll do it for a long time and you don’t want to switch it up, there is an answer.

But #3 Solution: Keep Working Out, Drink More Water, And Follow the Half Meal Habit

It’s great that you have a work out regimen that you like and can stick with.  So, keep it up!  Start to drop your caloric intake with the Half meal Habit and then DRINK MORE WATER!  We recommend drinking a full glass before each meal and each snack.  Of course, drink plenty of h2o while you’re working out.  And why not gulp down a full glass first thing in the morning when you wake up?  I do!

I guarantee you’ll feel less hungry if you up your water intake as significantly as the Half Meal Habit recommends.  Enjoy your workout, your half meals, and your water and you are on your way to getting skinny fast!

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Aug 072012
 
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Talk About A “Calorie Bomb!”

How many calories should I eat in a day?

The above is the big question so many “dieters” ask.  The truth is, it is different for each person.  And the other truth is, to figure that out exactly will take you some time, effort, and quite possibly a group of physicists and mathematicians.

Trust me, I tried to calculate this number based on body weight, or BMI, activity levels, workout routines, and so on and so on.  I came up with the number–or so I thought–then I got busy with work, had to cut out some work out times, and my original formula went bye-bye.

If you’re asking yourself, “How many calories should I eat a day?” I can tell you that you are in for a world of frustration.

The good news is, there IS a better way to figure out your caloric intake and it’s so easy, you just might end up lifting your jaw off of the floor.  Ready for the answer?

How many calories should I eat per day?

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You’ll never become a unicorn unless you also cut those calories!

Less.

Seriously.  If you’ve either gained weight or stayed the same over the past 30 days, you are eating too many calories.  I’m not trying to be snarky, but the best answer for you to succeed AND keep your sanity is to simply eat less.  Eat less calories than you’re currently consuming now and you should see some of the weight drop off your frame.

You don’t have to count calories or stay under a magic number.  That magic number is WRONG.  It might be close to where you need to be, but it isn’t exact.  Suppose your activity level drops.  Now what is your calorie intake number, huh?  See?  Frustrating.  Let’s say you are counting calories and you end up hitting your max at lunch?  Then what?  Are you going to not eat dinner? There is a BETTER way to “count calories” and start to lose weight.

So then, smartypants, how many calories a day should I eat overall?

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Half the calories…duh!

The beauty with the Half Meal Habit is you don’t have to worry about that.  You learn how to eat half meals, get your body used to eating these much smaller portions (to the point of being stuffed–on half of a PB&J sandwich), thereby painlessly reducing your calories.  Dramatically in most cases, too!

You will never have to skip a meal.  In fact, I’ll come over an beat you if you do!  You won’t be able to overindulge because your stomach will not be able to handle those large portions anymore.  In other words, you will be causing yourself a lot less damage when you try to overeat.  And you won’t be driving yourself crazy by trying keep count of your calories, feeling depressed when you go over them, and giving up when you fail.

~ Learn about the best exercise to lose weight here. ~

With the Half Meal Habit, when you eat, you succeed!  It’s an extremely simple plan that will cut the extra calories out of your diet while you eat whatever you want…you will just be eating less.

The most important part of losing weight is cutting calories!  Check out this recent study comparing the effects of exercise and reducing your calories.

http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/diet-exercise-better-losing-weight-164900774.html

Here’s the basic conclusion of the study: “The bottom line: while exercise has many important health benefits, it won’t significantly help you lose weight unless you cut calories.” 

Bam! said the lady.

So if you’re wondering how many calories should I eat to lose the weight, the answer is less.  Simply eat less and move on with your life.

Learn more at http://halfmealhabit.com/eat-less