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We have all known someone with the ability to eat large amounts of calories, not even workout, and still look lean and defined year round. By chance, these people have a revved up metabolism. What often happens to these people is they are lean when they are young, then at some point their metabolism slows down and they put on weight. In fact, this was more often than not the case a couple generations ago.

teenager were lean in the 50's

[This picture was taken in the late 1940’s at Playland in Rye Beach, New York. Up until the late 1980’s, the majority of teens were lean without even trying.]

All Young Adults Were Lean in My Dad’s Generation
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I prefer to eat my largest meal of the day for dinner. The reason this works is that I eat light in the morning and mid day. Israeli researchers have taken a closer look into why carbs at night may be a good strategy for obese people in particular.

Carbs for dinner

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Israeli researchers found in a small study that saving most carbohydrates for dinnertime may help keep people from feeling hungry the following day, supporting weight-loss efforts for those who are obese.

Previous studies have found that the concentration of carbohydrates consumed at the end of the day modifies the typical day-night pattern of leptin, a hormone responsible for satiety, or feeling full.

Muslims are better able to adhere to their daytime fast by pushing most carbohydrates to dinner, the study authors said.

The study involved 63 male and female police officers aged 25 to 55, who had a body mass index — a measure of body fat based on height and weight — greater than 30, which is considered obese.

Participants were randomly assigned to one of two weight-loss diets.

After 180 days on the diets, the researchers found that those on the dinnertime carbohydrate diet had hormonal changes that reduced hunger.

Link: Saving Carbs for Dinnertime Might Help Control Weight.

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You believe you are doing everything right! You are keeping your calories low, you are exercising like crazy, and you eating nothing but healthy foods. So why aren’t you burning body fat?

Beautiful Woman on the Beach
(Beautifully Toned Woman on The Beach…Gotta Love This!)

The Wrong Combinations of Healthy Food Can Block Your Body from Burning Fat! [click to continue…]

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