New evidence suggests that when we eat plays an important role in weight gain and loss.
When our bodies are at rest, we’re still burning calories. This is because we need energy to perform several biological processes, most notable thinking (which takes about 20% of our energy to do), breathing, digesting and keeping our heart pumping. Also known as our resting metabolic rate, anything that maximizes this helps us burn more calories and, consequently, allows us to lose more weight. Regular exercise is one way to raise your resting metabolism rate, but did you know that a regular eating pattern can help, too? It could be more important than exercise, as a matter of fact. Scientists have found that eating earlier on in the morning and at regular intervals throughout the day is beneficial for anyone on a diet because it keeps insulin levels from fluctuating. Stable levels makes it more difficult to amass fat. On top of that, a high-fibre breakfast is key and late night meals are a no-no.
So, if you’re on the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program, make sure you’re eating regularly and not skipping meals to prevent insulin fluctuations. It’s important if you want to successfully shed the pounds and keep them off.