“Eat Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, and Dinner Like a Pauper”
Tallmadge: I believe people are more likely to maintain their health if they eat this way. And there’s a lot of research that backs this up, particularly how not skipping breakfast has a positive effect on weight.
Ayoob: It’s valid advice. A lot of people don’t feel hungry for breakfast because they’re eating too much at night. But you’re better off consuming more calories, including some extra protein, in the morning. It satisfies your appetite, so you won’t be so hungry at night, and you’ll have the nutrients and energy when you need them.
Leslie Bonci, M.P.H., registered dietitian and the director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for Sports Medicine: But some people want to be royal all day long, and you have to take the crown off at some point! It really depends on when in the day you’re most active. That message can’t be one-size-fits-all.