A feast at the beginning of the day may be the way to keep the weight off according to the NY Times.

A feast at the beginning of the day may be the way to keep the weight off according to the NY Times.

Much has been printed about the importance of having a good meal at the beginning of the day.   How and when we have our meals may be more important than we ever believed and may be responsible for many of us who are obese.   The constant meal or the constant habit of snacking may also be one of the main reasons we experience obesity. The calories, and fat content of a hearty breakfast may not have an affect on our weight as we previously thought.

The idea of a breakfast, lunch or dinner was an invention of the industrial age.  Prior to that, preparation of a meal may have required hours of preparation and eating was not necessarily a regular activity.

Science is gradually recognizing that unless our meals are staggered in the right way, we are likely to put on the pounds, even if we are not eating more calories.

The evidence suggests that our timing to light exposure as well as fasting habits may make the difference between whether we gain or lose weight.

Recently, the NY times looked at this idea of timing our meals to maximize the way our body uses food as fuel, which can prevent insulin resistance as well as diabetes.

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The Case for a Breakfast Feast


Many of us grab coffee and a quick bite in the morning and eat more as the day goes on, with a medium-size lunch and the largest meal of the day in the evening. But a growing body of research on weight and health suggests we may be doing it all backward.

A recent review of the dietary patterns of 50,000 adults who are Seventh Day Adventists over seven years provides the latest evidence suggesting that we should front-load our calories early in the day to jump-start our metabolisms and prevent obesity, starting with a robust breakfast and tapering off to a smaller lunch and light supper, or no supper at all.

More research is needed, but a series of experiments in animals and some small trials in humans have pointed in the same direction, suggesting that watching the clock, and not just the calories, may play a more important role in weight control than previously acknowledged.

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