1. Eat a bigger lunch, and a smaller dinner. Researchers have found that the body’s ability to convert sugar into energy fluctuates throughout the day, and seems to be more efficient in the middle of the day (lunch time). Eating more food later in the day may cause more storage of fat; therefore, dinner should be a light meal and late-night snacking should be kept to a minimum.
2. Eat slowly. Did you know it takes your brain several minutes to register that your stomach is full? That’s why it is important to eat slowly—you will be better able to catch your brain’s fullness cue and stop when you have had enough food. Eating too fast may lead to overeating.