The Little Things That Make a Big Difference’ is an article series outlining weight loss and diet interventions that may seem insignificant, but can make a huge difference to the success of your diet plan.

Timing is everything

On a diet, there are only so many variables you can play with when it comes to making your eating decisions count – AND get the best results from those choices. You can choose what foods you eat and don’t eat, how much of each one you consume, how many meals you eat every day, and WHEN you eat them.

WHEN you eat can make a difference to your results, particularly in two parts of the day

The first one is the morning. Choosing to eat breakfast can make or break your whole day. The important thing is not that you HAVE TO have a meal in the morning, it’s what happens because of that decision.

Some people need to eat breakfast because if they don’t they end up eating snacks all day. And some people don’t like to eat in the morning and they can do the rest of the day just fine without it. Make your choice carefully.

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The other critical time of day is dinner time. And here, everybody is the same. You really just want to eat your dinner earlier rather than later on this one. That’s because your body has the chance to do some digestion before bedtime, so it can rest in the night, and not spend the whole night organising foodstuffs in your digestive tract.

You’re also likely going to eat more if you eat later, especially if you’re accompanying your dinner with a drink or two.

Making these two choices for your diet could be the difference between results that are good and results that are great. Make them wisely.



Take a look at the articles below for more information on the little things that make a big difference to your weight-loss goals:


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