Friday is finally here, and it is time for Fitness Friday. Today I want to share with you what I learned about the importance of eating a snack between your meals. Eating a snack between your meals does not only stop you from overeating, it also helps your body get most of the nutrients that it needs to function properly. I try to eat at least three snacks a day (between breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Snacking replaces my dinner most of the time, because I become so not interested in big meals after 3 P.M. That's why I try to eat lunch before I pick up the kids from school. If I don't do it before that, by the time I am done helping with homework, cooking dinner, and giving them a shower, I am not interested in the food anymore. And after they go to bed at 7:30 P.M, that's when you will find me with either two Halo oranges or one apple in my hand.
My snacking strategy
Eating three heavy meals a day may work for somebody who genetically has a fast metabolism, but snacking three times a day works best for those of use who were not blessed with those genes. My father-in-law eats two big meals a day plus supper, and I have never seen him gain one pound. But the same is not true for me. I always end up working out harder when I try it. Eating healthy snacks is one of the best ways to lose weight if you have time to eat small portions of food throughout the day.
Which one works best for you, snacking during the day, or eating three big meals?