Hormones are released every time you eat.
The dietary guidelines of eating three meals a day, plus snacks, is hogwash. In the 1980’s, the thought was if you ate a low-calorie, low-fat diet and ate 3-6 times a day you wouldn’t get hungry and you’ld lose weight. Common sense suggests that if you’re your total caloric intake is 1,200 calories or less, you should lose weight, right? The problem is…. it doesn’t work. The low-fat diet isn’t the weight loss plan we thought it was, in fact, eating a low-fat diet to lose weight will never work. Let me help you understand why.
Foods are made of carbohydrates, proteins and fat. Every time you eat carbs, insulin gets released. Insulin is a storage hormone made in the pancreas. Diabetics are aware of the power of insulin, as some have to inject it 2-3 times a day. Insulin is needed for sugar utilization. Insulin shunts sugar out of the blood and into the cells. The body breaks down carbs into glucose (sugar). The more carbs you eat, the more insulin is needed. If you’re eating a lot, the cells get full of sugar. When cells get too full and can’t stuff any more sugar inside, the liver will convert the excess sugar into fat and store it in your abdomen (visceral fat). Unfortunately, visceral fat accumulates in and around the organs causing further damage like inflammation, hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic diseases associated with dietary excess.
The best way to lose weight is to eat a low-carb diet and reduce meal frequency with intermittent fasting. I have found these two methods to be very successful for weight loss.