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10 Afternoon Snacks for Kids

10 Afternoon Snacks for Kids

I found a helpful article on HowStuffWorks.com about the 10 best snacks for kids. Kids are good candidates for eating a small meal every three hours, simply because they are unable to eat a too much food in one sitting. Most parents, and just about every child care center, feed children an afternoon snack to [...]

Top Excuses to Avoid Eating Every Three Hours

Top Excuses to Avoid Eating Every Three Hours

Eating every three hours can be a hectic venture to the recently initiated. As a result, it’s not difficult for people to find excuses to jump off the bandwagon before the diet can become habit. Coming up with excuses to try something new is not uncommon. People seem to want something for nothing. In reality, you can’t achieve results for free. You must put forth some effort.

Many of the problems with this diet revolve around scheduling and eating. The excuses for these problems are easy to resolve. Let’s take a look at the most common excuses I have come across in my travels.

Eating in Moderation Makes You Fat

Eating in Moderation Makes You Fat

Many health guru’s will tell you that you can have all of your favorite foods in moderation, and you don’t have to count calories. Maybe you orderd something healthy at dinner only to have a friend or family member say you could have something else (unhealthy) if you only eat in moderation.

Give me a break. If your health goals involve losing weight, you have to count calories if you want consistent results. Living in the land of “moderation” will only make you fatter. Let me explain why eating in moderation does not work.

Learn Something New About Weight Loss

Learn Something New About Weight Loss

Most clear thinking people understand they don’t know everything and are open to learning something new. There is always more we can learn about weight loss. Despite that, there is some knowledge that people hold on to as gospel. Many try to be open to a new way of thinking, but tend to revert back to their original way of doing things. Today, we will take a closer look at how culture views dieting and eating. If you have trouble losing weight or simply want to learn something new about nutrition, read on!

I Cannot Eat That Much Food!

I Cannot Eat That Much Food!

Everyone I know that has made the attempt to start a diet that involves eating every three hours has the same complaint: “I cannot eat that much food!” It’s very difficult for them to eat 350 calories worth of health food. They often gasp at the idea of eating another meal in just three hours time. It’s weird to think the same person might rather eat a 1200 calorie plate of pasta in a single meal.

I’ve been there too. The first steps into eating five or six meals a day often left me feeling over-stuffed, wondering if this diet is really some sort secret way to get us all to hate the idea of eating food, so we don’t eat so much later on. Rest assured there is nothing shady going on.

Here are some suggestions to make those meals a bit easier chow down.

Flexible Meal Timing is Essential to Your Success

Flexible Meal Timing is Essential to Your Success

The proper timing of your meals is essential to the success of eating every three hours. There are a limited number of waking hours in the day, so planning when your meals will be eaten is necessary to accounting for all five or six of them.

Life is full of unexpected surprises and the dreaded Mr. Murphy will mess up your schedule on occasion. With our kind of diet, these unexpected events can easily occur. So as tacky as it sounds, we must expect the unexpected. So today I will discuss how there is room for flexibility with our meal times.

Eating Healthy Can Blow the Budget

Eating Healthy Can Blow the Budget

When I first started eating every three hours, I assumed there would be extra spending money in my budget since I was not going out to fast-food every day and ordering pizza a couple times a week. I was unprepared for the amount of money I would be spending.

No worries. With some basic education and taking a little extra time at the grocery store, you can limit the excess expenditures and stay within your budget while on a healthy diet of eating every three hours.