Step 3: Eat healthy food 3 to 4 hrs a day. Skip meals and you tend to overeat, and your body gets into fat conservation mode. Tip: Eat healthy snacks or a small meal 3 to 4 times during the day. Your body doesn't conserve fat this way. Tip: Consume these fiber snacks. At only 150 calories, these healthy, gluten-free treats allow you to snack smart without skimping on taste.