When you eat is almost as important as what you eat...

• Plan on eating four or five daily meals breakfast between 6 am and 8 am... an optional (and light) late-morning snack...lunch between 11 am and 12:30 pm... a mid-afternoon snack... and supper between 5 pm and 7pm.

• Plan your meals so that you get more protein at supper. It will stimulate the release of growth hormone, which burns fat while you sleep.

• Avoid all food three hours before bedtime. Eating late in the evening causes increases in blood sugar and insulin that can lead to weight gain-even if you consume a lower calorie diet (1,200 to 1,500 calories a day).

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