Your body runs on both fat and carbs (glucose)…but your brain only runs on glucose. That requires a steady stream of glucose from both your food and from storage.
Therefore, it’s important to fuel your body on a “regular” basis. How often is that? It’s different for different people, but generally we should be eating at least three to four times a day…while active people do well with six mini-meals.
And, it’s very important for meals should be fairly equal in size (very different than how most of us eat). Otherwise, we end up “undereating” during the day and then “overeating” in the evening. Here’s what that does to your body:
- Undereating – your body starts burning your lean muscle mass to turn it into glucose for the brain (good-bye muscles!)
- Overeating – all those extra calories go into your fat cells.
So, if you don’t spread your calories fairly evenly throughout the day you’ll be losing muscle mass and gaining fat! Sound familiar? Uh oh!
For more information, check out my upcoming book, REBOOT. Also, watch this brief video.