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During my 90 days weight loss challenge I’m learning a lot and one of the things that I’m learning is that you need to eat 5-6 good healthy meals a day. Seem like something easily done right at least that’s what I thought but I was wrong, I would find myself going long periods of time without eating which was a lot easier for me to do then eating the 5-6 meals a day.So I had to find ways to make sure I get those meals in so I can be successful on my weight loss journey and the one thing that help me was I set my alarm for every 2-3 hours to make sure I eat at or around that time. Eating this many time a day is important it helps stabilize your blood sugar, provide constant energy, help lower cholesterol,boost metabolism,preserve lean muscle, and promote weight loss.This will help your body not go into starvation mood and you not making bad food choices. And if you are anything like me the hungry monster won’t come out so often or not at all lol.

Here is an example of mini meals option that I thought that my be helpful, I found this on  http://www.doctoroz.com/article/dr-ozs-6-meal-plan

Mini-meal #1: Protein

You can choose from a variety of food choices, but your first meal must be a protein. Healthy options include:

Greek yogurt

Lean meats

Fish

Nuts

Beans

Click here for a healthy salmon burger recipe.

Mini-meal #2: Healthy Fats

Again, there is flexibility in the kind of healthy fat you can have, but keep the food in the same category. Options include:

Canned salmon (which contains Omega-3s)

Walnuts

Avocados

Olives

Seeds (sunflowers, sesame, hemp, pumpkin, poppy, chia and flax seeds)

Mini-meal #3: Whole Grains

Whole-wheat bagel with low-fat cream cheese

Brown rice

Oatmeal

Popcorn

Whole-wheat bread, pasta or crackers

Wild rice

Mini-meal #4: Fiber

Grains and whole-grain products

Fruits

Vegetables

Beans, peas and other legumes

Nuts and seeds

Mini-meal #5: Metabolism Booster

Salad with hot green peppers

Mini-meal #6: Healthy Sweets

Dark chocolate

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2 responses »

  1. Hi Sabrina,
    I must admit that I have struggled with the planning and implementation of small frequent mini meals despite the fact that I have heard that it is a great way to control weight so I am glad you shared this helpful, easy to follow 5 a day meal plan with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up. I’m pinning and sharing.

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