Saturday, November 14, 2009

Three Meals a Day

Days 11 - 13

I was feeling drained Thursday morning but felt better as the day went on. I think this was because I only had two meals the day before. Makes sense when one thinks about it—less fuel, therefore less fire.

Skipping meals can be way too easy to do in our busy adult world. I bet that’s why quick fixes like Pop Tarts, McDonald’s breakfast burritos and other unhealthy options are a frequently favored solution. That’s not as healthy as eating an apple and some cereal with milk.

According to my nutritionist, our metabolisms are like a furnace that always needs fuel to burn. If we skip a meal our systems don’t operate the most efficiently that they could and we suffer for it. This can also lead to being starved and maybe eating too much at our next meal.

To combat this one could prepare their meals beforehand. Have time the night before? Pack away a lunch for the next day or get all the ingredients ready for breakfast the next morning.

Some dieticians even say instead of eating just three meals a day you should include some healthy in between meal snacks. Some almonds or a piece of fruit at 2 in the afternoon can help you pick up your pace and help tide you over until dinnertime.

Talk to you soon.


  1. I know this is a couple weeks late, but the idea of being prepared is excellent! When I MAKE THE TIME TO PREPARE MEALS, especially for lunch, AHEAD OF TIME, it is sooo much easier! For example, this week I went to the grocery store and bought ingredients for a vegetarian soup, my favorite salad and bought a discount bakery bread. I'll prepare and pack it for lunch's this week. Simple and yummy!

  2. Couple weeks late? Better late than never!

    I am a big fan of preparing meals ahead of time. It actually can save time in the long run.

    When possible I even freeze some prepared foods such as brown rice in Gladware containers. This way I can heat them up and have them with meals throughout the week.