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Eat more to lose weight?

Dec 15, 2010

It's a huge misconception that you have to deprive yourself and starve in order to lose weight--especially if you plan on adding exercise to your routine. Long bouts of not eating results in a sluggish metabolism.

Your body will eventually reach a state in which it believes it's starving and will then store whatever you take in as fat--good or bad. Think of your metabolism as a furnace: In order for a fire to continually burn, you have to provide it with fuel, right?

Small, healthy meals spaced throughout the day provide the perfect fuel for your metabolic furnace to burn strongly. In fact, you can eat more calories by snacking throughout the day than in three larger, more conventional meals and still lose weight!

If you're completely clueless as to what these smaller meals and snacks should consist of, we're here to help.

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