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Cure restless sleep and lose weight with meal schedule modification

Updated on December 25, 2012

If you are sleeping poorly and lightly and are experiencing weight gain, then you need to remove all preservatives, additives, and stimulants from your diet including caffeine, spices, and alcohol and avoid eating a large dinner. You must have heard of this very old saying: Do your breakfast as a king or queen, lunch as you are a prince or princess but dinner as a pauper (a very poor person who has little to eat). This is because our body’s energy burning capabilities are highest in the morning and slowest at night, this approach structures our intake to match our natural metabolism.

Have fresh and juicy fruits throughout the day for better health
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You may believe that eating a higher-calorie, larger portion breakfast will make you hungrier throughout the day. However, if you choose a breakfast full of complex carbohydrates (NOT simple sugars) and energy-supplying monounsaturated fats, you will have more natural energy (goodbye caffeine), an increased metabolic rate, and more efficient brainpower.

Your evening meal should be your lowest calorie, lowest in fat of all of the meals of the day. By eating a portion-controlled dinner, you will match your body’s needs, at that time of the day, with a proper caloric intake. In addition, you should consume your last meal of the day no later than 3.5 to 4 hours before bedtime. By eating earlier, you will give your body time to process and effectively digest the nutrients from the meal before your system shuts down for the night. This meal schedule modification will definitely help you lose weight too.

Why Do We Get Tired After a Meal?

I don't know if anyone has the complete answer to this question, it could be due to different reasons for each person. However if you would like to know more read this: Getting tired after a meal, it might give some ideas to you.


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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot for your comments healthwriterbob and cebutouristspot.

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      This is interesting and offer some sound advice. Thanks for sharing

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      healthwriterbob 5 years ago from United States

      Hi soni2006,

      This hub gives good advice for proper sleep and weight control. I believe that part of the reason people get tired after a meal is that blood flow to the digestive system steps up, and there is a corresponding decrease in blood flow to the brain. Voted up and useful. Sharing with my followers.