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

2. Make breakfast or lunch the largest meal of the day.

Not only should you not skip breakfast, but you should make it your biggest meal. I know this is hard when you’re crunched for time, but there are a lot of advantages to eating big meals in the morning and tapering off at night.

In this latest study, researchers found that people who ate bigger meals earlier in the day and smaller meals later were less likely to gain weight and more likely to maintain a healthy BMI.

Other studies have shown that eating most of your calories in the morning balances your blood sugar too. That’s because metabolic activities (like appetite, digestion, and the metabolism of fat, cholesterol and glucose) correspond with your circadian rhythm.

So it’s better to go with the flow of your natural circadian rhythm and eat in the morning, than to fight against it and eat in the evening when your body is preparing for sleep.

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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.