Here it is:
Our bodies are from way back when, in the stone age. We used to have to hunt for our meals, so it is our natural born instinct to save and store fat just to survive. As we get older, we create a “slow metabolism”. A slow metabolism is when your body slowly breaks food down in order to survive and sustain the body. For example, if you eat X3/day then your body must slowly breakdown the food while storing all the fats, all the sugars, and all the carbs because it doesn’t know when its going to get fed again so therefore it needs to do what it needs to do in order to survive (think of a bear going into hibernation). How we can combat this fat storage is by creating a “fast metabolism”. Have you ever heard of “you should eat 5-6 well-rounded meals per day in order to lose weight”? Well, instead of saying “how many times per day” one should eat, I would like you to say “I eat every 2-3 hours”. By eating every 2-3 hours your creating a fast metabolism, meaning: when you put the food in your mouth, your body already knows its going to get fed again soon so it powers through whats in your stomach, takes only the nutrients that it needs, and gets rid of the rest, so it can make room for the next meal.
As soon as you wake up, you have 1 hour to get food inside your body so it can kick start your metabolism- if you wait longer than an hour then you slow down your metabolism; your more likely to store fat from your next meal because you’ve been sleeping for (hopefully) 6-8 hours so thats 6-8 hours that your body hasn’t had any food. If you drag on breakfast then thats 8-10 hours that your body hasn’t had any food so your body will most likely store your next meal as fat because it needs to survive and it doesn’t know when its going to get fed again. Also, your body needs energy to operate, so if you don’t eat, then you will start breaking down your protein synthesis (muscles) for energy.
This information is also nutrient specific. This is an example for people that think that cutting down all their carbs will make them lose all the weight (crash diet). Yes, cutting down all your carbs will make you lose the weight, but living a carb free lifestyle is very unrealistic because its unsustainable; even fruit is a carb! If you ate only one piece of toast at noon every day and this was your only carb of the day, then your body is waiting 24 hours before it gets a carb again. So when you finally get the carb, your body will save and store all of its components because it doesn’t know when it will get a carb again. So now, this is why its important to eat well rounded meals every 2-3 hours. Your first step will be to cut out processed foods for the obvious reasons like we don’t know how its made or whats it made from. Your new rule of thumb, whenever your confused, is: if it didn’t swim in the sea, grow from the ground, or fly in the sky, then its not for you.