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Get Started Eating Every Three Hours: The Series

Get Started Eating Every Three Hours: The Series

This is the Get Started Eating Every Three Hours series. This group of articles will provide you with a basic education in a diet that involves eating healthy food at regular intervals.

This series will cover all aspects of getting started eating every three hours based on my personal experiences. Reading the series will allow you to learn from my mistakes and concentrate on jumping in with the knowledge needed to make your transition to this lifestyle a success.

The Transition to Eating Every Three Hours

The Transition to Eating Every Three Hours

Congratulations! You now know how to get started eating every three hours. As with other things in life, knowing how to eat every three hours and actually doing so are two different things. The following is advice that I can offer based on my own experiences with transitioning to this diet. I trust it can be of use to just about anyone willing to get started.

How to Assemble Your Daily Meals

How to Assemble Your Daily Meals

Now that you have your meals planned and your food already precooked, it comes time to actually assemble your meals. Typically, this is done in advance so that you don’t have to worry about it when meal time arrives.

Meal assembly is simply the process of grabbing the precooked portions of carbs, protein and fats that you have on your meal plan and preparing them for either eating immediately or taking with you to eat later. Here is how it is done:

Cook Enough Food for Several Days to Save Time

Cook Enough Food for Several Days to Save Time

Not long after I first started my diet of eating every three hours, I nearly gave up because it seemed most of my time was spent cooking for the next meal. In order to successfully maintain such a diet I needed to look past the next meal and start thinking ahead to the coming days.

When eating every three hours there is always another meal around the corner, so it makes sense to minimize the amount of time spent in the kitchen. Get in the habit of cooking several days worth of food at one time whenever possible.

You’re Going to Eat Often, So Learn to Shop in Bulk

You’re Going to Eat Often, So Learn to Shop in Bulk

When eating a healthy balanced meal every three hours, you will be consuming a lot of food. Depending on if you’ll be eating five or six meals a day, you are looking between 35 and 42 meals a week. That is a lot of groceries.

Unless you enjoy going to the grocery store every other day, I highly recommend buying your food in bulk whenever possible. When consuming mostly natural foods, this gets a little difficult since most natural food will not stay fresh for long.

How to Plan Your Daily Meals

How to Plan Your Daily Meals

Now that you are armed with the knowledge of about how many calories you require and how to keep a food log, it’s now time to plan the meals you will be eating each day.

This step is crucial, and perhaps the most difficult, to your success in eating every three hours. It is very easy to eat too many calories when eating five or six meals a day; as such, you must plan your meals before you start eating. It does not make sense to figure out how many calories you consumed after the fact. Make the decision of what you are going to eat throughout the day in advance.

Essential Info to Track in Your Food Log

Essential Info to Track in Your Food Log

As I mentioned in “You Must Count Calories if You Want to Be Healthy”, keeping a food log is essential to ensuring that you are not eating too few or too many calories each day. This is especially important if you need to lose weight or train for a sport. Having a log aids in keeping your meals properly balanced and your daily calories on track. Knowing what to track in your food log can be a daunting task for the beginner. Today we’ll look at the key information you need to take from nutritional labels and put into your food log.

You Must Count Calories if You Want to be Healthy

You Must Count Calories if You Want to be Healthy

Many people believe the goal of counting calories is to count as few calories as humanly possible in your food. I’m sure there are diet plans out there that advocate this barbaric practice, but not here at EatEveryThree.com. Today you’ll learn that you must count calories not only to avoid eating too much, but also to avoid eating too little.

Top Items Needed to Eat Every Three Hours

Top Items Needed to Eat Every Three Hours

In the previous article, I talked about the benefits of eating healthy food every three hours. Now we’ll take a look at some of the handy kitchen items needed to ease your passage into a healthy lifestyle. Many of you will already have most of these items, while others with a sparse kitchen may not.

Why You Should Eat Every Three Hours

Why You Should Eat Every Three Hours

There are many reasons why you should eat every three hours. It does not matter if your personal goals are to lose weight, tone, maintain or gain weight; eating every three hours is beneficial to both men and women from all walks of life.