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You may or may not have heard this before, but eating regularly during the day is a proven way to shed belly fat. It doesn’t even matter what you eat! Switching from two or three meals a day to six will promote fat loss almost instantly. Why? Glad you asked!

The Thermic Effect. What’s that? It’s the your body uses to extract calories from the food you eat. For instance, if you eat 100 calories of protein, your body has to burn about 30 calories to make use of those 100 calories.

If you’re eating twice as often per day, the body is able to extract all these calories instead of storing them away as fat.

Starvation Response. When you don’t eat when you’re hungry (which you have to admit, that lunch to dinner stretch can get pretty long sometimes), your body confuses this as starvation. To protect against starvation, it starts to break down your muscle.

Muscle takes a lot of calories to maintain, and your body doesn’t think it has a lot of calories if thinks it’s starving! Your body tries to save as many calories for later as it can, and what’s the most efficient way to do that? Yep, pack them up as fat and shove them in your belly.

Other Benefits to Small, Frequent Meals. In addition to losing fat, eating every 2.5 to 3 hours lowers bad cholesterol in most people. It also promotes more stable blood sugar levels, which is actually another reason it does not promote fat storage.

Also, since you reap all the calories from the food you just ate instead of storing half of them away for fat, you will have a lot more energy throughout the day. And you’ll never go hungry!

The Easiest Way To Switch. Going from three meals a day to six sounds like a major hassle, but it’s really a snap. If you count calories, just divide your total calorie intake by 6 and you’re set. If you don’t know your calorie intake, make a regular meal and then immediately put half away for later.

Get a watch or a phone with a timer on it and set it every 2.5 to 3 hours to keep yourself on track. That’s it folks. No complicated formulas.

If you eat a whole pizza for dinner, just eat half a pizza now and half a pizza later. It will take a little initial effort, but it’s a lot easier than all those diet plans out there.


Small simple steps are going to get you where you need to be, and this is a ridiculously easy step to take. If you want to know more simple switches you can make, get my FREE newsletter at http://www.continuousweightloss.com
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