How to Shrink Stomach Capacity Without Surgery
Learn how eating smaller portions more often can help you shrink your stomach capacity.
People practice all kinds of methods such as exercising at the gym, doing P90X, dieting or participating in Weight Watchers. Still, there is no guarantee as to how much weight one person can and will lose. Everyone’s body is different and you have to find the best fit for your own body type, along with your lifestyle and schedule. If you are a person that cannot fit in time at the gym or going on a hard-core diet, you may be interested in a type of dieting that allows you to eat multiple times a day. It is a common belief that you can shrink your stomach capacity by eating a smaller amount of food each day; this is true. However, it is not the only component. You will be able to shrink your stomach capacity by eating 5 to 6 smaller portions of food throughout the day.
With that said, many people think that the size of a person dictates how small or large that person’s stomach will be. That is definitely not the case, and people who are physically thin can have the same size stomach as someone who struggles with his or her weight. For example, according to the study “Gastric capacity in normal, obese, and bulimic women,” no matter what the size or shape a woman was, her gastric capacity was increased during binge eating. Binge eating is defined as episodes of uncontrollable eating. Eating more time a day should not be confused with binging.
Now, this particular type of dieting requires you to eat more often…not just eat more. By eating more often you will cause your metabolic rate to increase every time you eat. When I say eat more often, I mean eat smaller and healthier portions more times a day evenly spaced out. For example, the subjects who participated in the 1996 study, “Reduced stomach capacity in obese subjects after dieting” showed that eating smaller meals, more times a day, that totaled to less than or equal to 1,000 calories per day resulted in a 27-36% reduction in stomach capacity. Cutting your diet to 1,000 calories a day is a pretty drastic calorie cut and you should not do that. You should start out eating smaller portions of healthy foods, such as meats, eggs, or peanuts…basically foods that are high in protein. Not only do these foods keep you full longer, they also will help you burn more calories by breaking down the protein content.
Eating smaller portions more often could be the key to your success. Just remember, do not binge eat. Instead, eat healthy foods in smaller portions and remember that increasing portions can stretch your stomach and hinder weight loss. Make sure you stay within your calorie budget.
- Geliebter A, Hashim SA. Gastric capacity in normal, obese, and bulimic women. [Physiol Behav. 2001 Nov-Dec]
- Geliebter A, Schachter S, Lohmann-Walter C, Feldman H, Hashim SA. Reduced stomach capacity in obese subjects after dieting. [Am J Clin Nutr. 1996]