Getting in shape (and staying in shape) is a two-front battle. Exercise, of course, is one front. The math is simple: burn more calories than you consume. Staying active is good for our health, keeps diseases at bay, and maintains mental acuity.
The other front is diet. We are not going to advocate one fad diet over another. You should eat whatever makes you happy. In moderation though. There is one rule of thumb, however, that we like:
“Eat Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, and Dinner Like a Pauper.”
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For good reasons. Having protein in the morning will actually regulate your appetite, so you won’t be as hungry later in the day. Eating early will also give you the nutrients and energy when you need them.
Eating late at night, on the other hand, contributes to insomnia, weight gain, and various conditions like heartburn and acid reflux. So there you have it. Take this advice from Vagastar: eat a big breakfast, be active, and don’t eat after 7pm!