Welcome to week 3 of “Tuesday Tips: To A New You!” series!
Are you making this common mistake too?
Strategy #3 – Don’t Skip Meals
I see this quite often in my health coaching practice.
It’s common for people to think that when they skip a meal, they are ‘saving’ calories. What happens though is it backfires! By mid-afternoon or early evening, they’re starving, and then they feel like they have no ‘will power.’ Our body needs fuel in the form of food to function, so when it’s deprived, it screams out for what it needs – food! Willpower is no match, and then you end up feeling guilty. Skipping meals sets you up for failure and feeling guilty.
Eat 3 meals a day and healthy snacks when needed. You’ll notice you get through the day with more energy, and when you plan your meals out during the day, you can make healthier choices. It’s much easier to make unhealthy choices when you need to eat something now, and you just grab the closest thing you can find.
Plan ahead and be sure not to skip meals and you’re sure to notice a difference in how you feel and will usually end up eating fewer calories during the day.
What can you do this week to be sure you don’t skip meals?
Wishing you all the best,
Health Coach Jaime
P.S. Here is a great recipe for when you’re short on time and something quick & healthy: Tropical Smoothie Bowl