When should you eat to lose fat?
Lets look into it.
When to eat?
This one is simple, eat when you want to eat. Fat loss is determined by creating a calorie deficit, the time of the day you create that deficit is rather irrelevant. However, we do encourage that whatever time you do choose to eat, try and stick to the same time consistently. The reason for this is to enable you to manage your hunger signals. Basically, it’ll be easier not to snack and to keep track of your food intake if you know when your meal times are and you stick to them.
Breakfast, yes or no?
Breakfast is not magic; you don’t have to eat it. If you find skipping breakfast means you snack more throughout the day, or leaves you hungrier in the evening, then probably better try and have some. If skipping breakfast suits your lifestyle, you don’t feel like eating in the morning, or it’s a way to cut out a few hundred calories because you’d enjoy them more in your evening meal, then skip it.
No food after 6pm, 7pm, 8pm or whatever it is you’ve heard?
Eating in the evening will not prevent you losing fat. This is a very very minor detail in the grand scheme of things, it boils back down to total calorie intake yet again. On there flip side of this, if you decide not to eat anything after your evening meal, this could be a great tactic to avoid those couple of biscuits with a cup of tea before bed. It’s all about having a game plan that works for YOU.
Eating around training.
Eat before you train if you want to, don’t if it makes you feel sick. The choice is yours and this will vary from person to person. We recommend not eating a big meal in the 2-3 hours prior to training, eat something small that’ll keep you going, but whatever works for you.
How many times should I eat a day?
This is 100% your choice. If 5 small meals a day suits you better, go for that. If two big meals a day suits you better, there’s your answer.
In conclusion, it boils down to personal preference. The take away from this post is that you should build your meals around your life style, most of you know what to eat, use this post as a motivator to do it!