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Make Failed Diets Work - Eat Frequently

Updated on September 9, 2012
Do You Think It's Wrong to Desire This Shape?
Do You Think It's Wrong to Desire This Shape? | Source

Why Women Starve Themselves

Normally, women follow a particular diet to lose weight. Some sort to jogging, cycling, dancing, swimming, and brisk walking. While there are those who are successful to the endeavor, still so many women find it daunting following strict diets of sort only to find out that it's not working.

Because most women think about weight loss in terms of cutting calories, instead of burning them up, they would go for "starvation diets" that keep failing them. A starvation diet is a meal plan that provides fewer than 800 calories each day. (I have provided a link to a calorie calculator below to help you determine daily calorie needs)

When your system is deprived of what it needs, the tendency would be a reduced metabolic rate which eventually will fail loosing weight. By understanding the body’s caloric needs and the number of calories that can be expended through aerobic exercise, women can learn how to lose weight without starving. In addition, aerobic exercise can get them the most envied waistline.

Beating Cholesterol - Photo by  Stephen Guy Clarke
Beating Cholesterol - Photo by Stephen Guy Clarke

How Exercise Can Help

Don't ignore a regular exercise. It is your main highway to make your heart beat which is not only good for your heart but increases the rate at which your body burns calories, as well, helping you to see results faster than diet alone.

Most women would embrace for a weight loss plan without wanting to exercise, making their weight loss to fail. Incorporating a good exercise that you enjoy can help you stick to your diet. Believe it or not, the most successful weight loss plans are those that combine good eating lifestyle and exercise.

Do it with fun!

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Our banana bestfriend
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Eating Frequently - Does It Help?

Yes it helps a lot!

If you eat adequately, you don't experience prolonged hunger, meaning, you don't starve yourself which I know you like a lot. If you have heard of eating small meals every two to three hours, or six times per day... they are real and effective. Eating small meals "at least frequently" throughout the day can lower cholesterol, improve the level of energy which can promote weight loss better, and boost metabolism that preserves lean muscle mass.

When you eat regularly, your body don't feel deprived of food and it knows that food is on the way, which more likely burn the calories you consume than store them as fat. Not just that, eating at regular intervals also aids in the stabilization of blood sugar and energy levels. Does this sound appealing?

I suggest that you stick with a meal plan what works for you. Stressing yourself by eating the foods that you don't enjoy will only aggravate the situation. Remember that if you enjoy what you eat and you allow your body to enjoy the food you are eating, it is perfectly the healthy way to eat and get your desired results faster. But don't forget - you should know how much food to eat in general, and always watch your calorie intake.

Eating small often helps a lot
Eating small often helps a lot | Source


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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      That's right tjdavis, and putting your mind and heart to what you are doing makes working out a lot better, alot more fun and a lot healthier. Thanks for dropping by. Best wishes.

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      Teresa Davis 5 years ago from Moscow, Texas

      Great hub. Eating frequently, drinking at least a gallon of water a day and getting 30 minutes of exercise a day is the only way to lose weight.

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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      It's what most experts advice. Now you can even be lovelier both in heart and body! I'm glad my hub has helped you. In my case, I'm wishing to gain a little weight, and since that it's my tummy protruding rather than my body shaping up, I was inspired to put this hub up. Thank you for your kind words, Michelle. You too, be blessed.

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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Tonipet, this is so true esp. that a few weeks ago I met with a nutritionist. So when I read this I was nodding my head understanding this topic better of why we burn more when we eat small meals but regularly. I want to lose weight a excited to see the results without starving myself. God bless you :)

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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      Thank you Dolores. You prove how small meals go better than large meals all the time. The "sluggish" thing, yes I too had that feeling while trying to gain weight at some point, I embraced eating large meals three times a day and that reminded me of the sluggish feeling. Now that I'm in my 40's I've learned the habit of small meals and probably one large meal a day during lunch. At least it saves me from belly fats, haha. You're right, small frequent meals do the trick. Thanks again.

      Cheers and blessings!

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      Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Eating lots of small meals also seems to keep the energy level up. Large meals seem to make me sluggish. Any time I want to lose weight, I find those small frequent meals really do the trick.

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      Tonette Fornillos 6 years ago from The City of Generals

      Thank you ciranoushj,nice name. You are the most perfect example of how helpful "eating fequently" is to make a diet work. Not all mothers have the same figure that you have. Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience. It sure will motivate other moms that eating frequently (the correct foods, yes) may work for them too. You're an awesome Mom! Lovely photo. -Toni

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      ciranoushj 6 years ago

      The "eating frequently" tip in your hub should be mandetory reading for everyone trying to lose weight. After my second child and wanting to get rid of the lbs, eating regulary (the correct foods) was the key for me. Nice hub and info.