Eat More to Lose Weightby Carole Phillips on 07/11/10
Diet can have a large impact on your metabolism, but only if you keep eating. Cutting back the amount of food you eat with a fad diet or skipping meals can send your body into fat-storing starvation mode, slowing down your metabolism and hindering your attempts for lasting weight loss.
To keep your metabolic rate up, you should:
- Eat breakfast, which gives your body an early energy boost and deters it from fat storage.
- Eat many small meals and snacks throughout the day to keep our metabolism busy burning fuel all day long.
- Increase the amount of lean protein you eat. Your body burns more calories when it is digesting proteins, compared with carbs or fats.