My wife is a light eater. As soon as it’s light, she starts eating.~Henny Youngman
To lose weight you don’t have to starve yourself. You have to eat little and often if you want to lose weight. This way you will never be hungry. But this method has a flaw. It is too darn easy to fall overboard and overindulge all day long. This will make you fatter of course.
Being a light eater isn’t easy at all at first. As time passes and you get used to eating little food and often you won’t have any more problems with it. But getting there is the tricky part.
The first thing you have to do is learn the difference between physical hunger and emotional hunger. It is quite easy to distinguish between the two. The main difference is that when you feel emotional hunger you crave a certain food. When you feel physical hunger you don’t care what you eat, as long as you get to eat something.
Another difference is that physical hunger builds up gradually. At first you feel it light and as time passes it gets heavier and heavier until you have to eat something to make it stop. Emotional hunger on the other hand appears suddenly and it maintains almost the same intensity all the time.
The best giveaway for physical hunger is the fact that it is located in your belly. If the source of your hunger doesn’t start in the belly area, you are most likely feeling emotional hunger.
Now that you have the basic means to distinguish between emotional hunger and physical hunger you are ready to make the next step towards easier weight loss. Each time you feel physical hunger eat a small amount of food. Eat enough food to make the hunger go away, but not enough to make you feel full or stuffed. If you eat little and often you will lose weight without ever feeling hungry again.
You should eat at least 4-5 times during the day, if not more. Have 3 healthy meals and 2 healthy snacks each day and you will start losing weight. Your body will receive the message that there is enough food around you and that it doesn’t need to hand on to your excess fat like a desperate man hanging off a cliff. Your body will actually start burning the excess fat on its own.
Eating little and often is in fact a healthy eating habit that you should keep for the rest of your life. It shouldn’t just be used to lose weight. It is a great way to make sure you will maintain your weight, no matter what. Become a light eater, melt the fat from your body and never be bothered by it again.
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