Originally Answered: I am trying to lose weight, but I can only AFFORD to eat 3 meals a day. What should I do for the other 1 or 2?
Here are some tips to help you keep in mind.
3500 calories = 1lb.
the sedentary body, [moderately active]
burns on average, 2,270 calories a day.
our metabolism will automatically adjust to the amount of calories we consume which is why a lot of people do the metabolic diet.
I will offer you some tips that will get you on your way, the rest is up to you.
Mustard has 0 calories, yet it is good for you and speeds up your metabolism.
Salsa is a great addition to meals, since it is spicy it will boost your metabolism and it is very low in calories -10 per 2 tbsps.
If you are not a vegetarian, and you get enough protein already, stay away from peanut butter.
2 tbsps =200 calories alone.
DRESSINGS? Ditch the ranch and go for the italian dressing, and if you even want to go a step healthier, fresh olive oil and a pinch of vinegar. Vinegar is very good for your stomach.
The whiter the food, the less likely it is healthy for you, such as breads, dressings, soups, cheese and noodles.
this is because they have added bleaching agents to your food, and it will be addictive to your brain, and will even result in food cravings from time to time.
KICK IT IN GEAR:
Start out your day with breakfast, no matter what. Grapefruits, cereals high in fiber and low in sugar.
Switch your milks from 2% to skim. Apples and a glass of water is very good for you, in the morning.
NEGATIVE CALORIE FOODS-
Make sure to get in some cardio, at least 30 minutes a day, it will keep your metabolism active.
<33 and the best of luck to you!