Get Your Calories Early in the Day

Apr. 21, 2017 at 11:03am



GET YOUR CALORIES EARLY IN THE DAY 



Many people skip breakfast and lunch altogether.  And those who do eat these meals often have a Danish for breakfast and fast food for lunch.  When these people get home in the evening and relax, they tend to eat much more at dinner than they need.  The American Dietary Association estimates that over half of overweight women eat 70% of their daily calories after 7:00 P.M. 

A better way is to take in the majority of calories at breakfast and lunch so that they can be burned in the course of the day.  If you are going on a road trip, do you fill up at your destination or before you leave? 

Numerous studies suggest that timing affects caloric utilization.  In one study, each of two groups of women ate 2,000 calories a day; the only difference was that the first group received all their calories at breakfast and the second group ate all 2,000 calories at dinner. Every person in the breakfast group lost weight, and every person in the dinner group gained weight.

The old adage still holds true: "Eat like a king at breakfast, a prince at lunch and a pauper at dinner."

Posted in Health Info by Joe

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