Wanna lose weight? Of course you do! Here are 14 tricks from timing your meals.
EAT FIRST THING IN THE MORNING
Consider your metabolism like a muscle: you need to warm it up before you can fully use it. Breakfast does just that. It readies your metabolism for the rest of the food you’ll consume that day.
EXCEPT FOR ONE EXCEPTION…
On occasions when you need to wake up extremely early – say 5 in the morning for a flight – hold off at least an hour to eat. When you’re sleep deprived, your body needs a while to wake up before it’s ready to metabolize food. Plus if you have a long day, and eat your first meal at 5 am, you risk eating 7 or 8 times a day to fill the hours.
TRY THE 4/5 HOUR RULE
Allow yourself 4 hours of no food between breakfast and lunch, and 5 hours between lunch and dinner. If you add food to your system before it has fully digested the last meal, it metabolizes the newly introduced food a little less efficiently.
DON’T EAT DINNER TOO LATE
You want to go to bed feeling satisfied, and just that. Not hungry, not full, but satisfied. So allow yourself a couple of hours after dinner to burn off some of those dinner calories and put yourself right in that sweet satisfaction zone. If you eat right before bed, those calories will all turn into fat.
DON’T EAT DINNER TOO EARLY
In an attempt to drop weight, many dieters will adapt an early bird schedule, eating dinner around 5 or 6. But this just leaves them hungry right at bedtime. Think about it: if you eat dinner at 6 but go to bed at 10, that’s 4 whole hours you’re still awake and active. You’ll work up a real hunger in that time, and be forced to eat at bedtime or go to bed hungry. (Madamenoire.com)
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