The clock diet for weight loss
Instead of eating whenever you’re hungry, pick specific times that you can adhere to, every day, when you want to eat breakfast, a snack, lunch and dinner. This will re-program your body to cue your hunger signals at, or about 30 minutes before those times. What this does, it prevents you from eating throughout the day. Those little snacks add up fast!
To start, decide how many times you want to eat a day. Then figure out how many meals, and how many snacks you want to eat daily. Lastly, pick the times to eat that work best for your schedule. For instance, I’ll eat breakfast at 8am, lunch at noon, a snack at 3pm, and dinner at 5:00pm. On occasion, I’m so hungry, I cannot wait the four hours from breakfast to lunch, so I’ll eat half my lunch at 10:30am and the 2nd half at 12pm; this way I’m still eating the same amount of calories, while listening to my body. And if I’m not hungry, that’s my body’s way of signaling that I shouldn’t eat, either because I’ve eaten enough, or because I’m not feeling well.
Even though I’m usually hungry between meals, I drink about 20 ounces of filtered water between meals, which helps fill my belly until mealtime. While there may, or may not, be an actual diet called, The Clock Diet, it just means to schedule and eat your meals at certain times, which is similar to the concept of going to bed and waking up at the same time; it keeps your body running more effectively.