If You Eat More Than Your Husband…


Hey what’s up, recently ……..

several women have told me they eat more than their husbands and want some help?

If there is any question about it: Men are supposed to eat a little more than women due to higher muscle mass. But I usually just adjust the protein intake about 2 extra ounces.

Don’t be ashamed if you do eat more than your partner. It’s quite normal and there are a few things you can do to fix it.

I think there are several factors that cause the phenomena

“No eat, long time”  Some women say they are just too busy to eat but I think many women tend to have the misconception that eating less is better so they take it up another level and try not to eat at all or skip meals to lose weight.

While this might have worked for you in high school and early college years, this will always cause you to gain weight in the long run and could damage your metabolism.

Lack of water intake- the mechanism in the brain that lets you know you are hungry and thirsty are closely related and most of the time you reach for snack foods (especially salty ones) when you are really just thirsty.  Water is the medium for all biochemical reactions in your body including fat loss.

Stress- The American Physiological Association says Women are more likely than men to report that they eat as a way of managing stress (31 percent vs. 21 percent)

Similarly, women also report having eaten too much or eaten unhealthy foods because of stress in the past month far more often than men (49 percent of women vs. 30 percent of men)

Too many frozen meals- Frozen dinners are a common culprit lunch among women in the office. One of the main problems (other than preservatives, and being carb based meals) is LACK of fresh fruits and vegetables which expand in your stomach and make you feel more full. Processing depletes nutrients and preservatives can make you even more hungry.

If you’re going to eat frozen meals, do it rarely and make sure you accompany the meals with a salad or vegetables.

A few things to help you level out your hormones:

Eat every 3-4 hours. It doesn’t have to be chicken and broccoli every time but something small (Greek yogurt or almonds) will help you from getting ravishly hungry and over-eating at your next meal.

Drink water and then….drink some more. Easiest way to get in your water intake is use bigger bottles, its too hard to keep up with how many cups or bottles you drink. I recommend getting liter water bottles (drink 3 per day)

Workout for stress and don’t be a drama queen. Be proactive vs reactive. Don’t let your emotions control you, control them to your advantage.

Only use processed meals when its just the only thing around. Less the better.

If you are having trouble preparing healthy meals/ fat loss meals- email me at jeremy.larochester@gmail.com

My mission:
Helping Members get better results,
with sound nutritional habits.

Have a great day!

Jeremy LaRochester
(904) 762-7664

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About jfitclub11

Proud Father, easy going kind of guy that enjoys life. Personal Trainer, avid fan and MMA enthusiast.

Posted on February 5, 2014, in conditioning, fitness, Meal Preparation, Updates and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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