Does Increasing Your Meal Frequency Increase Your Metabolism?

At one time or another I am sure you have heard the recommendation to consume smaller meals throughout the day. By consuming smaller, more frequent meals it is supposed to speed up your metabolism, reduce your hunger and help you lose weight. Where bigger, less frequent meals put your body into starvation mode. This “starvation mode”  slows down your metabolism, increases hunger and causes weight gain. Luckily, this isn't true. Could you imagine how fat America would be if you gained weight when you didn't eat? Just think about that for a second and let it sink in.

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Part II: 3 Reasons You Are Overweight & How To Prevent It

1. You Consume Too Much Processed Food  

As a Rokiskyfitness reader you know that exercise, community and sleep play a huge role in body composition. But our nutrition and what we consume is still the most important factor. Granted, if you sleep and exercise well you will be able to get away with a mediocre diet. However, if you don’t sleep well and exercise regularly then you must follow a healthy diet 90 percent of the time i.e 9 out of 10 meals.  The best way to eat healthy is through the consumption of nutrient dense food instead of empty calories like processed food. Pasture raised eggs, beef, chicken, turkey and wild caught fish are excellent choices. And of course fruits and vegetables are loaded with nutrients with minimal calories, including starchy vegetables like potatoes and squash (Read More). In addition to these foods, legumes like lentils and beans are good choices too. When it comes to grains I recommend sprouted grains, oats, rice and quinoa.

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Your Cell Phone Is Making You Fat

Our ancestors evolved living in tribes and small communities until the creation of cities and modern society. For the last 200,000 to 300,000 years we lived and interacted with others on a daily basis. Our mind and body adapted to learn how to survive in a small community. In tribal life, everyone had a purpose and a job to do. This dependence on someone else wired us to be social and help one another. This behavior trait was advantageous for us back then because it allowed us to survive dire situations. Currently, the need for help from others to survive has greatly been diminished. This has left us clueless, searching for our passion and purpose. The majority of us live alone and can survive in today's world by ourselves. But this environment can also do harm and lead to a lack of purpose due to you not being needed. This lack of purpose and need by others has caused the use of social media to skyrocket.

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