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How to Eat Every 2 Hours to Lose Weight

by
author image Lisa M. Wolfe
A mother of two and passionate fitness presenter, Lisa M. Wolfe had her first fitness article published in 2001. She is the author of six fitness books and holds an Associate of Arts in exercise science from Oakland Community College. When not writing, Wolfe is hula-hooping, kayaking, walking or cycling.
How to Eat Every 2 Hours to Lose Weight
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When you were a baby, you ate frequently -- maybe as often as every 2 hours. You would eat when you were hungry and eat until you were full. As a child, your parents probably changed these eating habits to conform to society's norm of three meals per day. As an adult, this eating plan may not be the best for your body. If you are struggling to lose weight and are already including healthy eating and exercise into your day, changing your eating plan may give your metabolism a boost.

Step 1

How to Eat Every 2 Hours to Lose Weight
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Consume breakfast upon waking, even if it is only a piece of fruit, egg whites, yogurt or peanut butter on whole-wheat toast.

Step 2

How to Eat Every 2 Hours to Lose Weight
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Eat 2 hours later. Choose from a lean meat/cheese wrap, protein shake or a handful of almonds.

Step 3

How to Eat Every 2 Hours to Lose Weight
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Eat 2 hours later. Choose from a spinach salad with low-fat dressing, whole-wheat pasta with marinara sauce or a grilled chicken breast.

Step 4

How to Eat Every 2 Hours to Lose Weight
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Eat again in the early afternoon, 2 hours later. Pick a snack-sized food such as a pear, fruit salad, tuna cup or yogurt smoothie.

Step 5

How to Eat Every 2 Hours to Lose Weight
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Enjoy another snack 2 hours later. Pick a high-fiber or protein bar, hard-boiled egg or celery sticks.

Step 6

How to Eat Every 2 Hours to Lose Weight
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Choose your dinner 2 hours later. Search for foods such as fish and broccoli, a chicken sandwich on whole-wheat bread, a veggie burger or lean meat with a salad.

Step 7

How to Eat Every 2 Hours to Lose Weight
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Finish your evening with another light snack, such as berries or non-fat popcorn.

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