Three Square Meals

There are so many different diets and nutrition plans out there, no wonder people get so confused.

Paleo. Keto. Intermittent Fasting. Low-carb/no-carb.

There are “experts” who’ll tell you the only way to lose weight is to count your calories.

And there are other “experts” who will tell you that calories don’t matter.

Confused yet? You’re not alone.

And one of the most frequent questions I get about nutrition is, “How many meals should I eat?”

There are those who believe that eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day is more beneficial for losing weight and becoming leaner.

But the latest research shows that this approach actually results in higher blood sugar levels, less fullness after meals, and more hunger between meals.

Being hungry and cranky all the time doesn’t seem like the best strategy when it comes to weight loss.

So it turns out that the best approach, by far, is to simply eat three meals a day.

The good old fashioned “three squares” … breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Eating multiple meals throughout the day is step one in getting your nutrition organized and simplified.

Once we’ve mastered that, we can move onto what’s included in those meals.

Does each meal have protein?

Fruits and/or vegetables?

Master those three, and you’ll be well on your way to losing weight without counting calories, starving yourself, or giving up all your favorite foods.