Know Your Body Rhythms
Are you a morning person or an evening person? If you are one extreme or the other, you already know your body’s preferred rhythm, and I hope you’re in sync with it. If you aren’t sure, or if it varies widely, pay attention to your body for a week, noticing when you are energized and when you are winding down. If your energy peaks midday, eat your highest calorie meal for lunch, or breakfast, and work out closest to the energy peak. Eating or exercising when your body is energized will maximize the metabolic burn.