When to Eat

a.
Eat every 3 – 4 hrs, hungry or not. Eat 3 meals and make up the difference with light snacks. For example, if lunch is at 12 noon, snack no later than 4 hrs after, or at 4pm. Do not wait for dinnertime before eating again. Increasing your metabolism through food/diet is achieved by controlling blood sugar throughout the day. If blood sugar falls 80mg/dl, the body reacts by slowing down metabolism to save energy, which leads to fat storage.

 

b.
Eat WITHIN 1 HOUR OF WAKING UP to stabilize blood sugar (especially if your symptoms  include waking up un-rested, afternoon lethargy and fatigue, difficulty falling & staying asleep)

 

c.
Dinner should be NO LATER THAN 8pm but a very light after-dinner snack can be eaten AT LEAST 2 HRS BEFORE BEDTIME

 

d.
Take at least 20 minutes to eat your meals. It takes about 20 minutes for the brain to receive the signal that your stomach is full. Pace yourself by putting down your fork between bites.

       

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