I will summarize this post with a quote I love "Eat Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dinner like a Miser" but most do it backwards. A cup of coffee in the morning and dinner time we eat like it's going out of style. Our digestive system is strongest during the day which allows us to burn the food we eat instead of storing it as fat.
I'm at that age where most of my friends are getting married, and after about a year or so, I take a quick look at their waist line and you can clearly tell they have been getting some home cooking! Almost all my married friends gain around 12+ pounds in a year after they tie the knot. I call it the "I got married diet" This diet revolves around enjoying a big home cooked dinner, but newly weds are not the only ones.
There is obviously nothing wrong with dinner but it's an interesting phenomenon. Our lives are very busy and the only time we really get to eat is during dinner and it is usually the largest meal. By the time the night time comes around, our metabolism begins to slow down as the body begins it's "shutdown processes" which makes it possible for us to sleep. When we sleep, our body dramatically slows down so it can spend time repairing, healing and building itself. Your body's top priority at this time is not dealing with food and if you have the habit of eating a big dinner, your body will store the excess food as fat. So save the big dinners for special occasions. Eat your largest meals during the day when your body will burn the food for energy. Significantly reduce your dinner portion size by at least 20% and I guarantee you will see a significant difference to your waist line. Remember your smallest meal should be the last meal of the day.
Move Your Body, Move Your Life
Published On: April 07, 2008