Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | October 22, 2010

Lose Weight WITHOUT Dieting: Tip #8 – Eat Your Meals at the Same Time Every Day

Get in the habit of eating each meal at the same time every day of the week, including weekends.  This may require some advanced planning, but it is well worth the effort.  In a short period of time you will notice that you get slightly hungry as each mealtime approaches (I refer to this as a “rhythm for eating”).  A small meal at the designated time will satisfy your hunger until your next mealtime (make sure you never go more than 4 hours between meals).  I have personally found this to be a very effective way to modify my eating habits because your body really does get used to receiving nourishment at designated times.  If you eat at different times on different days, your body will have difficulty developing a rhythm and you will be more likely to engage in dietary behaviors that lead to excessive caloric intake (e.g., going too long between meals, eating when you are not that hungry and not eating when you get really hungry because you are busy, which leads to overeating at your next meal).

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  1. […] Get in the habit of eating each meal at the same time every day of the week, including weekends.  This may require some advanced planning, but it is well worth the effort.  In a short period of time you will notice that you get slightly hungry as each mealtime approaches (I refer to this as a “rhythm for eating”).  A small meal at the designated time will satisfy your hunger until your next mealtime (make sure you never go more than 4 hours between meals).  I have personally found this to be a very effective way to modify my eating habits because your body really does get used to receiving nourishment at designated times.  If you eat at different times on different days, your body will have difficulty developing a rhythm and you will be more likely to engage in dietary behaviors that lead to excessive caloric intake (e.g., going too long between meals, eating when you are not that hungry and not eating when you get really hungry because you are busy, which leads to overeating at your next meal). (Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes) […]


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