Think of your metabolism as a sorting machine. Whenever you eat something, your metabolism takes the food and files it under ‘energy’ or ‘stored fat’.

Now imagine what happens when that machine gets bogged down. Eating three large meals a day can throw a wrench into the works. Instead, you can keep your metabolism running smoothly by eating several mini-meals each day.

Instead of overloading your metabolism and then giving it long breaks in between meals, mini-meals keep it working all day long. For maximum calorie-burning, never go longer than 2-3 hours between mini-meals.

Add some cardio exercise and plenty of water to keep your liver working well, and you’ve got a recipe for weight loss.