Perfect Timing

The Weight Loss Advantange

What you eat has the greatest impact on your overall health and weight loss, When you eat can give you the weight loss advantage.

A recent study in the International Journal of Obesity showed that late-day eaters (people who ate their largest meal after 3 pm) lost less weight overall, and shed pounds at a slower rate than early-day eaters (people who ate their largest meal before 3 pm).

Eating your largest meal before 3 pm gives you the greatest chance of burning calories. It also helps ease cravings. Eating late raises blood glucose and insulin levels which trigger cravings. It can raise body temperature and disrupt sleep.

When you pair the proven results of any of Metabolic Medical Center's weight loss plans with timing, you have an unbeatable advantage.

Timing Tips
Eat your largest meal before 3 pm and eat smaller after 3pm.

Never eat within 3 hours of bedtime.

Eat every 3-4 hours. Eating every 3-4 hours gets your metabolism up and running keeping you steady all day without the dips and peaks of waiting until you're starving. Eat steadily throughout the day and keep hunger at bay.

Eat within 1 hour of waking up. Mom was right, eating breakfast is important. Eggs, Fish, Profast Oatmeal or a Profast Shake is all you need to get your body working.

Have protein with every meal. Protein keeps you full and satisfied until your next snack/meal.

If you workout, eat within 45 minutes of finishing a workout. Do not exercise on an empty stomach. If you don't want a meal, this is a perfect time for a Profast Shake.

Keeping a daily food diary is an excellent way to get used to tracking your food. Begin by doing this everyday until you develop a habit, then check in with you eating habits once a week to remain on track.


What Would Jesus Eat?

The type of diet Jesus followed was based in Jewish dietary law and what was available from the land and sea. There has been great speculation about what he would eat and not eat and about his overall physical health. Since he was fully human as well as fully divine, his diet and the diet of others would have been important to him.

The significance of meals in the bible is a constant theme. Celebrations, tragedies, house guests, lunch breaks, snacks etc. may have been simple but no less important. As much then as now the act eating together solidifies the bonds of family, friends, and community.

Let's take a look at what Jesus' diet may have consisted of based on Jewish law.
Clean animals that could be eaten were cattle, sheep, goats, and fowl. however this meat was usually reserved for special occasions. Also, since the only ways to preserve meat was through salt or smoke this would be quite a feat in preparation. Fish with scales and fins were also considered clean. Fish is much easier to prepare and cook/preserve, therefore fish was likely eaten everyday.
Unclean animals that were forbidden were pigs, catfish, crustaceans, and mollusks.

Foods based on the availability from the land:
Grains such as wheat, barley, and sorghum were used to make breads.(Complex carbohydrates)
Various beans (lentils, chickpeas etc) were roasted and made into pastes and purees used on bread and vegetables. (Protein).
Vegetables were somewhat limited but the most popular were eggplant, cucumber, olives, garlic, leeks, and onion.
Fruits and nuts that were eaten were figs, dates, grapes, melon, pomegranates, walnuts, pistachios, almonds and any of their by-products like syrups, wine, raisins etc.
Spices of all kinds were readily available. (cumin, dill, cinnamon, mint, hyssop, chicory, salt)
Milk and Meat related foods allowed and available were butter, yogurt, cheese, eggs, and meat by-products (gravy).

Meals were usually eaten twice a day with "snacks" in between. Those meals would feature some sort of protein like salted fish with bread and butter (hummus), a few walnuts and a handful of dates. Of course celebrations were much more extravagant and lasted days (probably just to help get rid of the food before it spoiled).

Portion sizes were much less. Food was prepared and had to serve several family members throughout the day, so a handful of nuts was all you may been allowed, or 2-3 figs may have to last all day. Physical labor was much harder and all travel was done mostly by foot, except long distances.

This was a very healthy daily diet but this way of life required much more physical labor than anything we could imagine in this day and age. No processed, pre-packaged, pre-mixed food was available. Everything was truly organic and all-natural.

15 BEST Vegetables

All vegetables were not created equally. Vegetables contain carbohydrates and calories but some are better for you and promote a healthy weight better than others. Listed above and Honorable Mention are the vegetables that you the best they have to offer.

Honorable Mention Vegetables Include:
Green Beans

These certainly aren't the only vegetables allowed on all of Metabolic's weight loss programs, but they are the most popular. They offer great taste and cooking variety. For a complete list of good for you vegetables, set up your appointment today!