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Hot Health--Losing Weight Means Eating More

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Health is hot and getting to your ideal weight is even hotter.  So how can you lose weight by eating more?  It's simple, eat more often and smaller portion sizes. 

That means snacks are a good thing!  When you want to lose weight, starving is not the answer, as a matter of fact, if you do not eat often enough you can permanently slow your metabolism.  That means your body will burn fat slower.  But through portion control and frequent eating, you can boost your metabolism, satisfy your hunger and help your body lose weight. 

But if you are eating 5 or 6 meals a day, you need to eat healthy.  Fitness expert, Shawn Teamann explains how your plate should look.  "You should have an inch around the outside of your plate and your food should be about an inch tall." He also adds, "You should have 1 meat, 1 vegetable and 1 carbohydrate."  Your meat (chicken, meat or fish) should only be as big as your fist. 

Depriving your body of food will not work and in the end your body will suffer.  Fad diets and starving yourself will throw your body into what fitness experts call "starvation mode".  That means you body will not digest all of your nutrients and instead will store them as fat.  Your body will protect itself because it no longer knows when you will feed it again.

Also, to help you reach your weight goal add in an exercise routine.  You can exercise for 30 minutes 3 to 5 times a week.  If you add in exercise along with extra meals, you will be able to reach your weight goal in no time. 

Christina Lusby, Reports.