Registered Dietitian Elizabeth Somer shares what happens when a woman skips a meal and ignores her hunger.
Registered Dietitian Elizabeth Somer:
Skipping meals is not a good idea. People that skip meals are much more likely to battle a weight problem. They are more likely to battle fatigue, mood issues. When they do eat, they tend to eat when they are ravenous, which means that they have lost control of their hunger and they tend to make all the wrong food choices.
The best thing you can do, what we have found from the research is that people that spread their food intake into little meals and snacks throughout the day--a breakfast, a slight, you know, morning snack, lunch, an afternoon snack, dinner--are the ones that have the easiest time managing their weight and it’s not because there’s anything magical about that. It’s because, when you eat regularly, you eat when you are comfortably hungry rather than ravenous and when you are comfortably hungry, you are in control of your appetite rather than it being in control of you; so huge things
And two things to do here, the two most important diet habits to follow is one, stock your kitchen with healthy food and the second one is, bring food with you because if you do, you will stay in charge of your hunger. You will be able to eat regularly throughout the day and you would be able to make correct food choices because you’ve brought your food arsenal with you.
About Elizabeth Somer:
Elizabeth Somer, M.A., is a registered dietitian who has carved a unique professional niche as one of the few, if not only, dietitians who is well-versed in nutrition research. For 25 years, she has kept abreast of the current research, packaging that information into easy-to-read books, magazine articles, lectures, continuing education seminars, and practical news for the media.