So today I was looking around on the internet, when I stumbled onto this site. It’s called muscleandstrength.com and it had this diet called ‘The Big Eater Diet”. I thought it sounded interesting, so I figured I’d take a look. To sum it up, you just graze throughout the day, eating no more than 300 calories. Then when dinner rolls around, you can gorge yourself and eat the biggest meal of your whole life, measuring around 2,000 calories. Sounds like an awesome diet right? Well, I figured I’d take the critical point of view and examine this diet using what I learned in my nutrition class.
First off, I think it’s great that it’s helping with calorie control. The biggest contributor to weight it how much energy your consume and expend, or how many calories you eat and use. Most people’s weight problems stem from an imbalance of this, either they eat too many calories or they don’t exercise enough.
My hang-up is the huge meal right before bed. You consume a large amount of calories, but you aren’t really using them – unless you decide to do a major work-out every morning!
So I would like to just make one simple modification to this diet: have a giant breakfast instead! This will allow your body to use the calories throughout the day and decrease your wasted energy.
However, the best way to eliminate weight is to eat 5 or 6 small meals throughout the day. This allows your body to have a constant stream of energy and nutrients, thereby keeping your metabolism going. You also need to keep watch on your caloric intake verses expenditure. Make sure you eat less than you consume! That way your body will start dropping those pounds and take the step to a new and healthier you!
So, to wrap everything up, diets can be tricky. However, most people are leading a lifestyle that’s crazy with work, school, or family, and as the site points out, not every diet works for everyone. So in this post I presented these two different diets with hopes that my lovely readers will find a way that works for them to lose weight and kick their health back into gear. So go ahead, eat your steak and potatoes, but make sure you have a meal plan and a way to burn it off. Cheers!