A lot of people I counsel tell me that they only have one meal a day. That meal is huge, and it's often right before bed – at the end of a long hard work day. They're ravenous because they have not eaten all day. They eat way too much out of desperation. Then all that food just sits in the stomach while they sleep. Not only could this cause weight problems, it may well be the source of digestive troubles, too. So I suggest having several meals a day – 6 little ones to be exact -- spaced throughout the day. Always be sure to have breakfast, then a mid-morning snack, then a small lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, and a little bit 2 hours before bed. Eat every 2-3 hours. A little grain (one serving), some protein (a meat or dairy serving) and a vegetable or fruit. Then you won't have to eat a huge meal at the end of the day. All day you’ll be feeding your body the energy you need, when you need it. You won’t be hungry either. And you’ll lose weight!

- Norris Chumley

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