Wednesday, July 25, 2007


If you are applying the target amounts of fat, protein, and carbs for your height (outlined in the post "ARE YOU HUNGRY AND TIRED?") then you should be full most of the time without being stuffed as you eat your five meals per day. You should be mildly hungry for about 1/2 hour before you eat the next time.

What is mildly hungry? On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 to 5 is mildly hungry, and 6 to 10 is "I'm gonna kill someone and take their food!" - we want you on the 1 to 5 side of things. And for only half an hour before your next meal or snack.

If you spend any time being severely hungry, you are losing muscle mass, and that is slowing down your metabolic rate. So don't ever skip meals or snacks.

We want an INCREASE in muscle mass as you lose weight and normalize your blood sugar numbers. That means you are burning MORE calories, because it is muscle that burns calories.

Most, if not all, of your weight loss will be fat mass, not muscle, if you learn to hit your target numbers.

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