In my earlier post regarding how I’ve lost 15 pounds so far, I listed my fourth lifestyle change as eating 5-6 smaller meals each day, focusing on foods in the top 2 tiers of Michi’s Ladder.
I was introduced to Michi’s Ladder when I purchased a product from Beachbody.com a few years ago. It is a guideline for selecting more nutritious foods. Beachbody claims that if you only ate from the top 2 tiers, you would have a near-perfect diet. It doesn’t include information about quantities or recipes, yet that info is pretty easy to acquire.
I’m not qualified to offer lots of explanation on Michi’s Ladder; however, I can say that when Gail and I began using it as a guideline for grocery shopping, we experienced the benefits immediately. Not only did we start losing fat, but our energy levels increased. We just felt better.
The 5-6 smaller meals each day is also important. Healthy snacks in between breakfast, lunch, and supper help with energy levels and keep you from grabbing junk foods. Drinking plenty of purified water throughout the day also helps curb appetite.
Take it for a test drive. Limit your food choices to the top 3 tiers and focus on the top 2. Have fun with some new recipes from eatbetteramerica.com. Check out the tracking tools at fitday.com. Pack some healthy snacks for when away from the house. Make it a family effort. Celebrate the benefits.