By dotFIT experts
on October 02, 2008
Eating breakfast regularly is a cornerstone of long term weight loss. Incorporating a convenient and balanced breakfast can help limit portion sizes, manage hunger levels and control calories. More...
By dotFIT experts
on October 02, 2008
Weight control is a major challenge in today’s fast-paced lifestyle. Incorporating convenient and balanced foods that limit portion sizes, manage hunger levels and control calories is a proven strategy of successful weight management. More...
By dotFIT experts
on October 06, 2008
Traditional whole foods are not ideal pre- and post-training snacks because of the time it takes to digest solid food including extraction then absorption of the needed nutrients (about 2-3 hours). Although nutrition bars with the proper carbohydrate, protein and fat ratios can be effectively used before and after exercise, liquid is generally better for the simple reason of speed to the muscles. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on September 17, 2008
Although many people succeed at losing weight, few manage to keep the weight off for the long haul. Those who have are referred to as “successful losers” and research studies on these individuals reveal the keys to permanent weight loss. More...
By dotFIT experts
on October 07, 2008
Dieting to lose weight is difficult at best, and generally ends in frustration for the average person. The majority of people gain most of the weight back within the first year. However, there are three strategies that have consistently proven to be effective in losing weight and maintaining the loss. More...

I am in a calorie deficit, but would I lose weight faster if I ate the same number of calories spread throughout the day?

Answer: As long as you are consistently in a calorie deficit, you’ll lose weight. Research studies on the number of meals eaten daily and how it affects appetite and weight loss show mixed results. The best approach may be to follow a meal pattern that fits your lifestyle and focus on maintaining your deficit. If you’re having a hard time doing that because you get extremely hungry and then overeat – use foods that you can carry easily. Single serving packages of almonds, crackers, cheese and fruit work well. dotFIT meal replacements provide balanced amounts of protein, carbs and fat and serve as instant portion control.  The bottom line is you’ll lose weight if you burn more calories than you eat. Remember, if you don’t hit your deficit one day, you can make up for it over the next day or so by increasing your activity level or reducing your intake.  Be sure to check your weight at least once a week. If your scale weight isn’t trending down every two to three weeks, you need to adjust by moving more or eating fewer calories. Over time, the scale tells the whole story.

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