4 meal-timing tricks for a faster metabolism (slideshow)

When it comes to eating healthy, you have to consider more than just what you eat. You have to consider when you eat it. Because meal timing makes a big difference in your energy, metabolism, weight and overall health.

The tricky thing is, the best meal timing practices seem to go against our deeply-ingrained dietary habits. Most people, for example, eat a light breakfast, a slightly bigger lunch and a big, hearty dinner.

But the latest research shows the opposite approach is better—going from heavy meals early in the day to lighter meals later. This trick, along with other meal-timing tricks, can help you banish high BMI, master your metabolism, balance your blood sugar and more…

Taming health and weight with better meal timing

Researchers from Loma Linda University School of Public Health studied the role meal frequency and timing played in the weight gain or loss of 50,000 people and came away with four, real-world tips for healthier meal timing:

Jenny Smiechowski

By Jenny Smiechowski

Jenny Smiechowski is a Chicago-based freelance writer who specializes in health, nutrition and the environment. Her work has appeared in online and print publications like Chicagoland Gardening magazine, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, BetterLife Magazine, TheFix.com, Hybridcars.com and Seedstock.com.