One of the most difficult things when it comes to eating healthy is knowing exactly how much you should eat. Most people who try to eat healthy end up eating too little, thinking this is good for them, or they eat too much on the advice that we should “eat throughout the day.” One of the easiest ways to combat this is to put yourself on an eating schedule, with regimented meals and times of day.Although it seems a bit counterintuitive, it actually is true that you should eat throughout the day; but of course, this means small meals throughout the day! Breakfast – as you have certainly heard people say before – is truly the most important meal of the day. Your metabolism will start working right away if you eat breakfast first thing in the morning, and if you eat throughout the day, your metabolism will continue to work. @@AMAZONWIDGET;diet;1000@@. You do not need a big meal for breakfast so much as you need a meal that will simply get your metabolism going. It is good to make sure you eat enough to hold you over for a few hours, however, as you wil not eat again until your mid-morning snack. Your mid-morning snack should be light and healthy, and it should fall right in between breakfast and lunch. And when it comes time for lunch, you can provide yourself with a meal that is satisfying and filling; don’t eat too much, however, as you should eat again a few hours later. @@AMAZONWIDGET;healthy living;599872@@. Later in the afternoon you shoul have another light, healthy snack – somewhere right in between lunch and dinner. When you get home from work or wrap up your day, you can eat another full meal; but again, not too much, as you may eat one more light snack a few hours later! By trying to eat five to six small meals per day – and by setting a certain time of day when each meal will occur – you will find that your metabolism works more efficiently, and that your body is much healthier. As odd as it might seem, this “eating more often to stay slim and healthy” truly does work!