What I want my patients to understand is that there is an amazing genetic potential inside them waiting to come out. The ways our genes work is in some senses quit simple; live a healthy life and your genes with express health. It’s our environment and lifestyle choices that can turn on genes to be lean and turn off genes that may result in disease.
One of the most important aspects is the timing of our meals. Contrary to what trainers tell you, humans, as a species, are nocturnal eaters. Also, humans thrive best when eating only one large meal a day. Sounds opposite of everything you hear from trainers. I know, I started my career in health as a trainer.
I don’t feel there is any reason to eat 5-6 meals a day. I encourage my patients to eat small snacks during the day and come dinner time eat all you want. Cycling between phases of overeating (at night) and undereating during the day does a lot of good things for our body. It balances our hormones, it allows our nervous system to stay proerly balanced, it promotes muscle building and fat buring on a large scale.
Try this: eat a small portion of protein and fat first thing in the morning. Like a hard boiled egg. The rest of the day allow yourself to be hungry. If you are feeling sick from not eating then try a small portion of raw vegatbles like brocolli or some vegetable juice. You can also have some protein that is fast assimilating such as whey protein.
Pick a time to start eating in the evening and go for it. Eat as much as you want. But there are a few rules. No processed food. Eat natural, organic food. Start with a salad or soup and then move into eating proteins. I suggest protein low on the food chain. Eggs, nuts, whey, fish, chicken, or turkey. Eat your carbs last. I recommend you stick to potatoes or rices. Avoid wheat, barley, rye, and most other grains all together.