Seven Part Lifestyle Plan – STEP TWO: Front Load Your Calories

Most of you probably never heard of Adele Davis, but back in the 60’s and 70’s she was the most recognized nutritionist in the country. And she had one piece of brilliant advice that I still remember to this day. Here’s what she said:

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince,and dinner like a pauper”.

And that, my friends, is the essence of step two.

You don’t have to change a thing you’re eating (and that goes double if you did step one). This is not about what you eat, it’s about when you eat it and how much.

Now you probably know that front-loading our calories early in the day is the exact opposite of the way we normally eat. Most of us skimp on breakfast and lunch and then have a huge dinner, especially when we eat out.

That’s precisely the wrong way to do it.

Years ago, Health magazine did a really interesting feature on how to gain weight. (Yes, you read that right.) They figured if we knew what people did to successfully gain weight, we’d know what not to do. Clever, right?

But who in the world wants to gain weight, you might ask?

Sumo wrestlers.

Health magazine followed around a few competitive sumo wrestlers whose living depends upon them being enormous. Know what they’d do? They’d train for hours, then eat a huge meal and go to sleep.

Conventional dietitians and other mainstream health know-it-alls have been telling us for years that “a calorie is a calorie” and it doesn’t matter when you eat it.

Excuse my French, but they’re full of shit.

Try front-loading your calories earlier in the day. Eat lightly at night, and early.

And watch what happens.