Thursday, May 25, 2017

Eating More Frequent Smaller Meals Throughout The Day

Why is eating more meals of small portions better than not eating at all or eating 3 big meals throughout the day? Well when eating 6 small meals everyday it helps to keep yourself at a healthy metabolism that you may not get when you eat 3 big spaced out meals throughout the day. Eating nothing at all, though it might sound like it would help you lose weight it is not at all good for you. It keeps you at a slow unhealthy metabolism, that will actually decrease your weight lose instead of helping you to lose weight. When you don’t eat anything, it is actually doing more harm to your body than good.

Now, you may think that 6 meals everyday is a lot of food that you would be consuming. But in reality it is about the same amount when you take into consideration the smaller portions as if you had been eating 3 big meals everyday. The 6 small meals are not full meals. They are just enough to sustain yourself and to keep your body healthy and at a regular metabolism. Usually when you do this, you eat every 3 to 4 hours throughout the day. You want to always try to get in some type of vegetable or fruit with your meals. In the long run, this is the healthiest way for your body to keep healthy metabolism and to lose weight.

So, here are the tips about how much and when to eat each of you meals. Don’t wait hours after you wake up in the mornings to eat your breakfast. Within one hour of when you wake up eat your breakfast. Continue to eat every three hours, but make sure and not eat three hours before you go to bed. If you eat that close to bed, you will decrease your appetite for when you wake up in the morning. And in turn when you don’t eat that close to when you are going to sleep, you actually without knowing it increase your energy levels thus making you more productive throughout your day. This also, is a much better way to burn off fat and it actually increases your chances of gaining more muscle and losing less.

When you are thinking of each meal though, you should not make each meal big and more than a few hundred calories. Eating smaller more frequent meals, does not mean eating in between those meals though. Don’t continue to graze after you have gotten in your allotted meals for the day. Especially if it is close to when your are going to bed.

I recommend trying this for a short time, and seeing if this type of a lifestyle change is for you. It does take some planning to do, since you are going to have to take the meals out with you throughout the day.

I hope that this gives you my reader more information on why it is better to eat more frequent smaller meals than to eat nothing at all!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Gender Categorized Food*

In society many things are gender categorized, even when we may not realize it. Things that we may not even think can be categorized for a specific gender are. One of the things today that people are finding out is gender categorized is foods. And many people when hearing that wonder how can something such as good be specific to one gender, when both male and female have to eat food and normally are eating the same types of foods.

Image result for food packaged for different gendersI recently read an article that was titled “ Yogurt Is For Women, Fried Chicken Is For Men” this article explains exactly how things such as food can be gender specific. In the article it talks about how when thinking of foods most people don’t think of women sitting down and thinking, “ I want to eat fried chicken” they say that when thinking of what a women might eat, they think of yogurt. They say that they think that way because, on yogurt containers there is sometimes ballerinas on them and a male would not pick that up to think that it is something appetizing. They did a study where they took the exact same blueberry muffins and packaged them differently; The feminine package was labeled “healthy” with the picture of  ballerina on the package, the masculine package was labeled “mega” with a picture of a man playing football on the front of it, and the mixed-gender was labeled with both the “healthy” and the “mega” labels on them. It was very shocking to find out that the people who received the mixed-gender packaging said that they did not like the taste of the muffins, while they were the exact same muffins in the other two packages.

I find it very shocking that people stereotype the foods that are out on the shelves. I heard someone say in class, that if they were watching a TV commercial and there was an attractive girl sitting on a motorcycle eating a big hamburger, that it would make them want to have a hamburger right then. I think that shows the types of stereotypes that companies put out so that they can get the buyers that they want. And another commercial would be for say, a dove chocolate commercial for women, and they are eating the chocolate in slow motion to make it look more appetizing. I think that things like that need to change as to show the new generations that it is okay not to have a gender stereotype of things even things as small and the foods that we consume.