The 2 Week Diet - Launch Handbook MEAL FREQUENCY Understand that your body does not store protein like it does with fat and carbohydrates. The protein you eat will either be used to repair and rebuild or eliminated as waste—it is not stored as fat.
After about three hours, the amino acids taken from your last protein-based meal are no longer in your bloodstream. At this point, your body begins to seek out the amino acids it needs from your lean body mass. Eating every three hours prevents this from happening.
Eating frequently ensures your lean body mass stays intact and that your muscles are not being broken down and used for energy. Remember, the more lean mass you have, the faster your metabolism will be. Frequent meals also help to control cravings and binge eating.
When blood sugar drops and tells you that you’re hungry, it’s usually too late to eat a smart meal. By this time, you just want food and you go after whatever it is that you crave. When you eat st…