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The Key to Weight Loss is… Eating More?

The Key to Weight Loss is… Eating More?

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Nathan Ferreira

Founder & Owner of: Apex Fitness Co.

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Healthy Living Writer


I currently work at a nutrition store in Massachusetts and its amazing to see how ill-informed people are regarding nutrition. I have been here for 3 years and the number one question I get is “How do I lose weight? Especially in the stomach area.”

Every single one of those customers want a fat burner, or a thermogenic. People tend to believe the hype of new products and have faith in the bogus claims that these nutrition companies make regarding their products. I always tell people that it is not what they think it is, and that these products are not necessary. I tend to steer customers away from fat burners since i myself have had bad experiences with them. Anything that brings up your heart rate like some of these products do is unnecessary and dangerous depending on the person. In my personal opinion, the key to weight loss is eating more. I realize how contradicting that statement sounds but the idea is to eat more frequently rather than eating more during your typical 3 meals a day.

For example, I currently am on a diet plan that I personally created that requires me to eat 6 times a day. Every 2-3 hours a day that I am awake, I eat. The key component in these meals is the amount of protein that I consume. I typically try to take in 200-225 grams of protein a day, 30-45 grams of protein per meal. I try to keep carbohydrates lower than usual, but i never do away with carbohydrates at any point. I like to keep a 2:1 ratio of protein to carb intake per meal. Protein is the most important macronutrient in weight loss due to its “thermic effect of food”, which refers to the energy we use to digest food into small, absorbable portions. Protein has a higher thermic effect on foods than fats and carbs. These means that you burn more calories digesting protein than you do any other macronutrient. Another bonus to increasing your protein intake is that it slows down your digestive system. This means that you feel full for a longer period of time, this eliminates the need to snack on unhealthy foods or drink. The typical plan that people should follow is to take in your bodyweight, or your goal bodyweight in protein. Females should consume 20-30 grams of protein per meal 6 times a day. While a male should take in 30-40 grams of protein 6 times a day.

Before I end this point I am going to add one more crucial element to the conundrum that we call “weight-loss”. People do not understand how important it is to stay hydrated. I once drank a gallon of water a day for roughly a month and lost 13 lbs with minimal tweaking to my once hideous diet. Water is the most pure diuretic that we can put on our bodies. Think of it this way, when you are dehydrated, your liver will come to help your kidneys filter out your blood and help produce urine. However, one of the livers main jobs is to break down fat and use said fat for energy. Yet when the liver has to focus its time on filtering out your blood since you are dehydrated, the liver cannot focus on breaking down fat. This makes your liver less efficient in getting rid of fat. With that being said, I challenge you to a 30 day challenge of drinking 3/4ths to a gallon of water a day for 30 days. Whether you are a male or female, I challenge you to do just that. I guarantee you will feel amazing and more energized than ever before. I want readers to post comments regarding their journey in this challenge.

To help reach your protein intake goal, try using a meal replacement to replace a meal or two each day. Below I will provide a link to Optimum nutritions gold standard whey protein that is a must use due to the high quality, fast digesting isolate protein within each scoop.


Article Credits: Nathan Ferreira

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

(For Body Building, Beauty, Food Bloggers & More)

72 thoughts on “The Key to Weight Loss is… Eating More?”

  1. This makes so much sense. I worked as a Chef doing 12 hour days plus and i never could lose a single pound in weight. When i went to my doctor he used to tell me i was overweight. I told him that i hardly ever ate, ironically, because i was a chef. He told me to eat 5-6 small meals per day and i would lose more weight. I did try that and i did lose a little weight.
    I think the problem is, we are all brought up eating 3 squares a day and it’s very hard to pyschologically to break that habit.
    I now eat regularly and more healthily and run 3-4 times a week. It has kept my weight down. I do have to exercise though. I will try the water out but not sure i could drink that much in one day. Great post thankyou x

    1. Actually that’s not always the case. Eating more frequently boosts your metabolism, and Of course the meals must be considered healthy. If you’re eating mcdonalds and fatty foods then no matter what you do you will never reach your goals.

      1. Hey Nathan, haven’t seen you in while! I’ve just got a few questions for you. First, I need to know what your website address is, so when people click on your link in your name, it takes them to the right website. Second, I noticed that you listed a product that you were selling or perhaps recommended in one of your articles, which is totally fine with me to other bloggers. If you’re actually selling a product, please leave the link you want people to use to get to that product below so I can create and put an ad up on our website so that when people who are similar like you visit our healthy living pages and posts, it displays your not only website, but also things on the side that I could help you sell. Thanks Old Sport.

  2. its gud to have weight loss. but its not good to cut our diet.
    for aiming weight loss people consider making less food to have. but it not the right way. to reduce weight we can have the diet like oats for break fast we can have it with milk or else with dosa means we can mix it up with other batter and can have like break fast.we can have it like upma also with less oil and huge vegetables. later we can have prunes the dry fruits are very rich in providing antioxidents and protiens vitamins. prunes it makes ur fat down and keeps you health iits a snack item u can add in cakes aor else fruitsalads and you can have it directly with out adding any thing. it tastes better sweet and soar. its really cures constipation indigestion problem. later for cutting of weight you can have anjeer dried with soaking honey for 3 hours before having lunch. and can have flaxseed with buttermilk once in daily life in your diet. it gives d vitamin which helps our body to mainatain healthy life. then you can have lunch with pulkas and raitha with cucumber later you can have juice which reduces fat in your body after 2-3 hours in evening sessions. like oranges, promongrenates, and apple and pineapples. it helps to cut your fat down and makes u feel comfortable which helps to get rid of nemonia problems. makes u healthy and weight loss. and at night you can have rice / pulkas light diet. and can have a butter milk or juice.to sell the truth its better to have fruits directly rather then taking a glass of juice. so my friend s fallow this and you can get rid of weight in a better way. we can go with garcenia cambogia dried fruit in pachari shops. it helps a lot for people those who wants to get rid of weight and fat in the body. just take 3 fruits and pour a glass of water and soak it the whole night and drink the water in the morning with empty stomch. we are getting capsules in the market but its no good. it effects a lot. so try these tips and have a healthy weight loss. all the best.

  3. Very informative, for the longest time I always thought I had to limit myself (making one of the worst mistakes-skipping breakfast). Now like you, I eat 4-6 times a day with protein filled snacks and Herbalife shakes. I also agree with you about the importance of water- hydration is soooo important. Thank you for your post!!

    Carlee – evenmoreyou.wordpress.com

  4. I’m doing it! I used to drink so much water, not so much anymore. It’s mostly coffee for breakfast and then chocolate milk the rest of the time! Haha. Thank you for this challenge – I’m totally up for it. Starting today.

  5. Nice article. I eat every 3 hours! A word about dehydration….I work in the medical field and when I ask people if they drink water, their comment is always, “yea, I drank a bottle of water this morning. While drinking a bottle of water is better than nothing….it takes more than 1 bottle of water to re-hydrate from sleeping.

  6. wow….you are very informative and i didn´t know all this but now i know, i also have some very simple way to kick start your weight loss battle visit my website and please give me so corrections when need

  7. Curious as to why you state you must consume your meals more frequently than three per day? There is no metabolic advantage to more frequent meals that can be delineated in the research. There is no research stating that it is essential to consume protein (or any macronutrient for that point) in specific time intervals increases its absorption.

  8. I loved how you showed that weight loss is not simply burning more calories than the calories you eat. I feel like society tells you that weight loss comes either from dietary supplements, or eating very little and exercising too much. Coming off from a recovery phase after losing 20 lbs in three months, I’ve learned the hard way that it’s really sustainable and gradual practices that stick and work. Thanks for sharing an important reminder! Xo, Stephanie

  9. I did not know how big an effect water could have, adding that to the my tracked metrics. I have been experiencing the benefits of a hogh protein diet. I am not feeling hungry all the time even with a significant calorie deficit

  10. Wow! I know water is important but you just raised it to a new level for me. I drink approximately 60oz of water daily. I’ll have to ramp it up. I’m trying your challenge. I’ve definitely already cut down on carbs and eat more protein. Any protein ideas besides chicken? I also have a 20 grams of vanilla muscle milk drink. Is putting fruit inside good or bad? What’s the best snacks. I usually have a banana or an apple. Any other suggestions? Thanks for letting me see a different side to health and fitness.

  11. Amazing post! And I am proud to see more blogger write about the real deal.
    I own a wellness center with multiple locations and online weight loss program. I compare my clients data and scans and analyze them on weekly basis. Doing so gave me great insight on what is the right way and what works in the long term.
    Amazing how science can never catch the experience.
    Again thanks a lot for you true post and I wish you the best on your blogging ??

  12. Great read, Nathan! It’s nice to see somebody else following almost exactly the same “macro logic”! I also try and stay around 220-250g of protein even though I weigh in at 185 and I keep my carbs a bit lower than my maintenance to ensure proper body fat reduction through “fat-burning foods” – protein sources are known to cost about 30% of the calories they provide in order to consume them. As far as fat burners come, it’s legitimately the only product format from the industry that I cannot stress as to how much I hate! Most of them are scams and definitely as you mention completely unhealthy for your cardiovascular health – but because they offer an easy alternative and a simple way of losing body fat people eat that crap up, smh.

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