Contrary to many popular beliefs, no food doesn’t necessarily mean no weight gain at all. In one of the alternative therapies talk, I learned that yo-yo dieting id something to avoid as it doesn’t do your metabolism a favor. Instead, healthy diet snacks are the way to go if you want to keep a healthy metabolic rate.
[DFR::455600165-7669-ss|align_right_1]When you put your body into a starvation mode, it will conserve energy by burning calories slower to compensate for less food. In order to increase metabolism, eat your breakfast. Research has shown that eating breakfast can increase metabolic rate by 10%. Then the next question will be: Are you eating a healthy breakfast? Keep your breakfast healthy with sugar free cereals, wholegrain bread or fruit to start your day.
[DFR::455600167-7669-ss|align_left_1]So before blaming your extra pounds on a ‘slow metabolic rate’, think about what you are doing to your metabolic rate. Healthy and regular snacks can avoid getting into the ‘over hungry’ scenario and ensure that your metabolism works well. My friend used to keep a few diet snacks in her mmf drawer so that she can get a good mix of carbs and protein. This is sure better than overeating when you become ‘over hungry’. Choose healthy diet snacks if weight loss is your goal and be sure to keep them small too.