Upping My Meal Frequency

Somebody call the exterminator—there’s a beetle in my room!

I’m ridiculous.

This morning after catching up on my studies, I hit the gym for a quick 30 minute workout. What originally was intended to be me just jumping around from weight-rack to treadmill, ended up as a brand new 10-10-10 full body interval workout.

(You can check out the arm, leg, and upper body 10-10-10 workouts on my workout page)

Ah, nothing like a short but effective sweat session! I worked my little booty off and refueled with a glass of a half scoop of whey protein powder + water.

Having just completed the nutrition chapter in my personal training studies, I’ve really started to reevaluated my meals, food choices, and the frequency of them. Don’t get me wrong, I realize that my diet is already fairly clean and veggie-fied, but the one thing that I’ve really been slacking on is eating more often.

Towards the beginning of my weight loss journey, one of the tactics that really got me seeing results was eating smaller, more frequent meals. I’m talking anywhere from 4-5 meals a day, spaced between 2-4 hours apart. I started gaining more energy on a continual basis, and would never get so hungry to the point where I would end up binging on a bigger meal later.

After finishing up the NASM nutrition chapter, I was reminded of how important it is to eat small & often. Lately, I’ve fallen into the trap of having larger meals for lunch and dinner (breakfast has always been big), which kept me full when I should have been having a mid-day snack. Today I decided to start back up with my old tendencies, so I broke up my eats into a couple small meals–

A Greek salad,


  • Romaine
  • Chickpeas
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Kalamata olives
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Rice vinegar

a rice cake

and some carrots con Sunbutter,

It’s nuts to me that I JUST ate these carrots about 2 hours ago, and my stomach is already starting to growl. I’ll just take it as a sign that my plan is already working and my metabolism is revving up for action!

No time to waste—dinner is on my mind

A bit to think about: How many meals do you traditionally eat throughout the day?