How Eating Small Frequent Meals Can Mess with your Hormones

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February 2, 2012 Volume 2, Issue 24

The Great Meal Timing Debate!

Your body is designed to be able to go long periods of time without external sources of food. Elaborate mechanisms are in place to keep your blood sugar steady, involving your brain, your hormones, your stomach and your liver.

If you find yourself cranky and irritable if you miss a meal and have been told to eat more frequent, smaller meals to avoid this, you may have been steered in the wrong direction.

Getting cranky and irritable between meals is a sign that something's out of balance.

Simply eating more frequently takes care of the symptoms, but not the underlying imbalance.

You never retrain your body to do what it's supposed to do when you simply avoid the behavior that highlights the imbalance.

Eating Frequent, Small Meals May be Damaging to Your Health

the dangers of frequent, small mealsThe idea that eating every couple of hours keeps your blood sugar levels steady without the dips (and severe hunger that accompanies those dips) has become popular. In theory, you'll eat less if you never let yourself get hungry enough to overeat.

Recent hormone research tells us that this is actually the worst way to eat for blood sugar balance and weight loss and can actually be damaging to your health.

Join Dr. Ritamarie and find out how eating small meals could actually be causing insulin resistance…and leading you to more belly fat.

Click here to listen in on Thursday February 2 at 10AM Central .

The Myths That Keep You From Feeling Miraculous

Registration for my hot new very controversial teleseminar, and video series was unfortunately delayed due to technology gremlins, The videos have been recorded but woefully need to be re-edited so we've delayed the launch until February 9, 2012. This series will address the myths and surprising misconceptions around the metabolic and blood sugar issues that have people confused and chronically ill. Even if you participated in last year's series, you'll find something new!

Bye-Bye Belly Fat, Brain Fog, and Burnout
I've been intently studying blood sugar imbalances and all the hormones and lifestyle factors involved in creating and preventing them so I can bring you the most cutting edge information.

Once the series begins on February 9, the first video will come to you immediately. Then every day or two, another video will be released until right before my myth-busting teleseminar.

Another Easy Instant Action Step To Bring You into Balance
Timing is Everything
How did you do with the action step I sent you last week?

Remember, the one from my “Timing is Everything” strategy?

It was about having your last meal no later than three hours before bedtime.

If you found it hard, join the club. It's difficult for everyone, yet yields phenomenal results when combined with the other strategies.

My new teleseminar and one of the videos will explain why this is so effective.

So this week, try another super effective step for balancing blood sugar. Sprinkle cinnamon liberally on your food. You heard me right. This common, every day spice is incredibly effective at restoring sensitivity of your cells to insulin, so you no longer have rapidly fluctuating blood sugars and the between meal irritability says bye-bye.

The registration page will be here:

The first 500 to register on February 9 can take advantage of another helpful resource.

The Recipes That Will Bring Your Inner Miracle Worker Back to Life
B4 Be Gone Recipe Sampler
I'm going to make available a Bonus Recipe Sampler from my B4 Be Gone System for the first 500 people who register for the Bye-Bye B4 Video Series.

If you're among the first to sign up
for the free series on February 9th you can enjoy a taste of my delicious low-glycemic recipes designed to help heal your insulin receptors and restore your blood sugar balance.

You can ensure you receive your notice as soon as possible by registering for the early notification list here:

Have an awesome week.

I look forward to connecting on the teleseminar.

Love, Health and Joy to you!

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

P.S. Remember to tune in to Thursday's radio show to learn about the potential dangers of frequent meals. Click here to listen in.



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  • Discovering the Healing Benefits of Fresh, Whole Living Foods
    Friday, March 9th, 2012; 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Central
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Dr. Ritamarie's Vibrant Health Solutions Radio Show: combining experience, education, and practical advice to make healthful eating fun again! Click here to listen in and access the archives. The shows are broadcast live from Austin Texas every Thursday morning at 10AM Central time.

Future Show Schedule:

  • Thursday, February 2ndEating Frequent, Small Meals May be Damaging to Your Health
    with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo
  • Thursday, February 9thWhen Hormones are Out of Whack with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo
  • Thursday, February 16th – Get the Skinny on Fatty Acids with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo




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About Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN, has been an integrative health care practitioner for over two decades, empowering her patients and students to overcome health challenges and lead a joyful and healthy life.

She's a Doctor of Chiropractic with Certifications in Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition, HeartMath® and Herbal Medicine as well as a certified raw and living foods instructor, chef, and coach.

Dr. Ritamarie LoscalzoShe's the author and co-author of several gluten-free vegan and raw foods recipe books including: Power Breakfast Ideas, Deliciously Quick Lunch and Dinner, Healthy Halloween Treats, Dessert: Making it Rich Without Oil and Dried and Gone to Heaven.

She's also the creator of many successful online courses designed to restore people to the health, energy, and vitality they need to live full and vibrant lives.

Dr. Ritamarie resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and sons. She can be reached at


Energy Enhancing Resources


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Makin it Rich

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