An article in Lifehacker suggests an interesting way to structure eating; like a pyramid throughout the day. This is not to be confused with the food pyramid, although they have some clarifying information on that as well.
Most people, including myself, eat very little in the morning and then increase amounts of meals throughout the day. The pyramid method suggest to swap this around so that your first meal is the largest and then size decreases for the rest of the meals throughout the day.
I haven’t really managed to follow it strictly, but it’s been in the back of my mind lately and so I have adjusted my meals somewhat according to it. It seems better to get more energy early on, which I guess should be logical. The big thing causing some hiccups in my trial is the delicious dinners I’m served by my wife!
In addition to structure meals like a pyramid the method also emphasize:
- Getting enough proteins early on
- Eating low glycemic index foods
- Eat frequently
- Drink enough water
- Keep track of your energy levels
To read more in-depth about it head over to Lifehacker and have a look at the article.