Consuming small frequent food is the best way to nourish our bodies and stay fit. Let me tell you why that is so. When we consume, our body takes the carbs in our food and converts them into blood sugar called glucose. The amount of glucose in our blood is what makes us really feel full or hungry, energetic or exhausted. It is also determines when our entire body stores fat or burns it as energy.
The pancreas is an body organ designed to create insulin which transports blood glucose to our various body parts. When we consume unhealthy refined foods the food is turned to sugar rapidly. Our pancreas gets an urgent message to generate more insulin because of all of the arriving sugar. Once our system has received an initial jolt of energy from the sugar (often referred to as a “sugar high”), it realizes there is too much excess sugar and so starts to store it as fat. No wonder we relate eating processed junk food with obesity.
How can this be ignored?
Remember that insulin has the task of carrying required blood sugar to our body parts and then getting rid of the rest. That means when we consume a lot of refined sugar our pancreas has to create a lot of insulin. After we get the initial “sugar high” the insulin increase starts quickly disposing of the blood sugar, bringing down our sugar level and producing a “sugar low” — that is when we begin to drag and feel exhausted. We also start to once again feel hungry. When we are starving we tend to overeat — and then we consume the wrong foods and the whole cycle starts all over again. Unfortunately, this becomes an entire life cycle for many individuals.
That is why hunger diets, despite what many think, are very unhealthy. When we refuse to consume our body panics and begins storing fat for future use — this is often referred to as a slowing down of our metabolism. Our body is doing what it must do to save us. As a result it stores fat and starts using muscle tissue to generate energy.
The most useful way to burn fat and really feel energetic is by keeping a healthy glucose level. This really is best done by eating several healthy foods during the day instead of 3 large meals. It is very important that we consume nutrient dense meals that are good for the body.
The portions should be calculated out before we eat. 5 or 6 small meals usually works best. Your diet should include fruits, vegetables, low fat protein and natural fibers. There should be absolutely no pre-packaged or processed foods. Consuming small healthy meals regularly will keep us fit and give us with lots of energy. This is accomplished by maintaining healthy blood glucose levels. Just imagine no longer experiencing those awful sugar lows and ravenous hunger pangs! And on top of that, staying healthy means we will all lead healthier, much longer lives.