I often see this in my health coaching practice, and I used to be guilty of it myself. It is common for people to think that they are ‘saving’ calories when they skip meals. What happens, though, is it backfires! By mid-afternoon or early evening, they are starving, and then they feel like they have no ‘will power.’ Our body needs fuel in the form of food to function; when deprived, it screams out for what it needs – food! Your willpower is no match, and then you end up feeling guilty. Skipping meals sets you up for failure and feeling guilty.
Eat three meals a day and healthy snacks when needed. You will notice you get through the day with more energy, and when you plan your meals out during the day, you can make healthier choices. It is much easier to make unhealthy choices when you need to eat something now, and you just grab the closest thing you can find. Meal prep to ensure that you do not skip meals, you are sure to notice a difference in how you feel. You will usually end up eating fewer calories during the day.
What can you do this week to be sure you do not skip meals?
With Peace and Love,
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