Your Guide to Meal Timing, Frequency and Ratios
Healthy eating begins with balance. You want to balance your food intake, increase variety and also be conscious of when and how much you are eating. Balancing the food on your plate, eating all of the food on your SlimGenics plan daily and eating your meals at the specified times will lead to optimal weight-loss results.
What you eat is important, however, how much and why you eat is essential to your weight-loss and weight-management success. Proper portions, meal timing, ratios, not skipping meals and eating frequently heals your metabolism and prepares your body to burn stored fat for fuel and achieve lasting weight-loss results. Here are some helpful guidelines for Meal Timing and Frequency on your SlimGenics Program.
Eat 30-45 Minutes After Waking
After a long night’s sleep, your body will require nourishment for energy. SlimGenics recommends eating breakfast within 30-45 minutes of waking to provide your body with energy and help to prevent overeating later in the day. Before eating breakfast drink 8 to 16 ounces of water to prepare your bodily systems for the day. Eat a hearty breakfast consisting of lean protein, a healthy fat and an unrefined carbohydrate to keep you fuller longer! Thermo-Snacks® provide a variety of choices for easy-to-prepare breakfasts.
To keep your body energized and your metabolism functioning optimally, we recommend you eat every 3-5 hours. When you delay eating or skip meals, your insulin levels spike, which can result in added insulin in your blood stream, cravings and eventually lead to weight gain. When insulin levels are in balance, your body won’t go into starvation mode and blood sugar levels stay balanced. Slim-Ensulate™ Essential Fiber Supplement and Slim-Assist™ Calcium and Magnesium Supplement are nutritional supplements designed to help regulate blood sugar levels.
Eat 2/3 of Your Food Before Bed
To assist with cravings and control overeating, enjoy your breakfast, lunch and snacks within the first 9 hours of your day. Finish eating all of your food for the day within 2 hours of going to bed. We also recommend eating your starch and fruit servings early in the day to ensure your body will digest them properly throughout your day. Also be sure you are taking your Alpha-Slim™ Crave Blockers to assist with reducing cravings, decreasing hunger and increased fat burning.
Eat Everything on Your Plate
Contrary to many weight-loss myths, skipping meals or leaving food on your plate does not equate to healthy and consistent weight loss. You must eat to lose! Eat all the food allotted on your plan to experience fast and healthy weight-loss results. These foods are specifically designed to boost your metabolism and create thermogenesis—or the creation of heat—in the body. This process allows your body to burn fat for fuel and shed excess weight in a fast and healthy manner.
Eat Proper Ratios
Obtaining the optimal ratio of food groups at every meal is essential for weight-loss success because you are allowing your body to balance blood sugar and weight-related hormones. Proper ratios will also spark thermogenesis in the body.
Eat frequently, eat balanced portions and eat everything on your plate! These simple rules are essential to helping ensure you lose your weight and lose it all!