Yes, I said eat MORE. In fact, your body will burn fat most efficiently if you eat 5-6 times a day. There’s a big misconception that if you starve yourself and skip meals & snacks that you’ll lose weight. The fact is your metabolism, which determines how much fat you’ll burn, simply doesn’t work that way.
Let me explain. Metabolism is the amount of energy (calories) your body burns to maintain itself. Whether you are eating, drinking, sleeping, exercising, etc., your body is constantly burning calories. The higher, or more efficient your metabolism, the MORE calories your body will burn. What makes your metabolism most efficient is feeding it consistently.
Imagine your metabolism is like a small burning fire in your stomach. Food acts like logs on a fire and keeps the fire (metabolism) burning. When we eat too little (not enough logs on the fire), the fire goes out and our metabolism slows down. This causes the body to store energy so your body doesn’t burn extra calories, which ultimately turns into fat. By eating 5-6 meals per day, you’ll keep the metabolism fire burning consistently so the body burns up extra calories.