by Ed Yourdon
In the first part of this series of articles on… “How to Lose 10 Pounds in Just 3 Weeks” we discussed the first critical component which is to stay consistent. If you have not read that article, please visit my website at the link below or search for it here at this website.
In this article we’re going to discuss the second critical component of fast fat loss.
2. Don’t Skip a Meal
Overall, depending on which particular week you are on, you will be consuming five to six meals per day. You want to keep them spaced approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours apart. In addition, you are also going to have 4 snack options to choose from, if that old hunger pang tempts you to blow off this plan.
During week 2, we give you enough snacks so you consume no less than 1100 calories a day. Also, note that the snacks are a deviation from Goglia’s original plan. They were added to meet the increased calorie needs of an active woman.
To see fast results you are going to need to adhere to this regime strictly. It may be of benefit to think of your meals as fuel rather than as a banquet.
Here is an added tip… you may want to get a visual motivator to help you through the tough days. Perhaps get a picture of a dress you would like to wear, (a size too small of course,) and paste it right on your refrigerator and your bathroom mirror.
Remember this plan is designed to rapidly increase your metabolic burn and it works best if you can continue to provide your body with a constant calorie intake of a precise balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and water.
Not only will this keep your metabolic rate cranking but as a side benefit, you will also feel fuller on fewer calories. Your body will begin burning calories at an accelerated rate during the second week of this plan. You may experience some energy drains so make sure to eat the snacks.
Bear in mind, especially during week one that while you may not feel hungry when it is time to eat make sure you do eat. Skipping a meal or not eating them on schedule will slow down your metabolism.
Getting back up to speed will only waste precious time. Instead, make sure you eat on schedule and shortly your body will begin to burn off the fat in the foods that you have eaten but at a more efficient rate. Once you’ve begun this type of meal plan you may begin to notice that your body will begin to tell you that it’s time to eat and if you check your watch at that point you generally will find that your body is really saying “fuel me” about every 2 1/2 hours after your last meal.
On the other hand, if you are feeling hungry long before that it is vital that you eat one of the approved snacks.