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When We Should Eat

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Thinking Outside the Pill Box

Sometimes when you eat is just as important as what you eat. Take a look at this excerpt from my book:

“A discussion of how you structure your food intake through the day has mostly to do with weight management. There are a couple of general principles to follow: First, eat when you are hungry. Second, try to consume most of your food in the first half of the day, prior to being active, when you are going to use up the energy. Avoid eating a lot at night prior to being sedentary and going to bed. I doubt this is news to you. The first recommendation is to keep your metabolism going so it doesn’t shift into “starvation” mode. The second recommendation is to distribute your energy intake to when you need it most.

There is that old saying that you should have “breakfast like a king, lunch like…

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