Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My 4 Week Challenge UPDATE

Besides the fact that I'm working very hard on getting into tip top shape and have lost 4 pounds in 2 weeks, I have a very helpful TIP for anyone who doesn't already know/follow this.

TIP: Eat 6 - 8 small healthy meals a day instead of 3 big ones! I think we all know this (I know I have for years), but we don't always follow this helpful rule. It works though!

It is 12:45 pm right now, and I have eaten:

-lite cream cheese on whole wheat grain bread (9 am)
-Yogurt (10:30 am)
-Beef Jerky (11:40 am)
-Slim Fast (12:30 pm)
Note: beef jerky is actually an awesome snack! Not many calories at all and hardly any carbs!

See, all this could be consumed in one meal, but I broke it up into 4. I will continue to do so for the rest of the day. Eating less quantity but more times will cause your metabolism to speed up, did you know that? And I'm also thinking, this method would cause you to not feel too hungry at any point of the day, which in turn will naturally cause you to consume less (not that you need to but in case that's your goal)

I'm sorry to my readers who have been doing this all are probably thinking, "duh!! this is nothing new, Yelena!"

However, I am so sure that there are many people out there who don't follow the eating 6-8 times a day method, so hopefully at least 1 or 2 of you will see this!

And now I would love to hear from you:

Do you have any tips?
Do you eat 6-8 times a day? If so, do you notice a difference?


bubblegarm said...

wow well done you, im scared to update on this.. im waiting until the end :)

Yelena said...

bubblegarm - Thank you gorgeous! I'm trying to so hard! You are already very fit so whatever you are doing must be nothing but good!!

beautyblog said...

I've always tried to just eat several meals a day. I did hear it WAYYYY back in the day, plus, I'm pretty much always wanting to snack!

Good job so far Yelena!

JessHollii said...

do you usally drink water? Or something else?

Alexis said...

Hey, your name is Yelena? do you speak Russian?

Yelena said...

beautyblog - Thank you!! Seems like you're doing a great job yourself (not that you even need to)!

JessHollii - To be honest I don't liek the taste of water..I knoww...strange girl I am! But I do try to drink as much water as possible...although it only amounts to 2 bottles a day. I buy the water that has a fruity flavor...that's the only way! :-) Drinking water though speeds up metabolism so its a must.

Alexis - Yes, I do! I was born in Moscow and lived there till I was 10. Do you speak Russian too by any chance?

Alexis said...

Privet! Da ya tozhe govorju po Russki:-) Pishi!

Anonymous said...

Yel...I met a very beautiful thin girl last night at the embassy...we were talking about diet tips and she said that she sips on water and cranberry juice mixed together all day...she said it curbs the appetite. I might have to try this!
Great job so far! xo

Yelena said...

Alexis - Kak horosho!! Ti tozhe pishi!

G.I.Jess - Oh wow, thank you so much for the info!! Great idea :o).