Eat more to lose less

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DENVER — It’s New Year’s resolution time and many people are starting new diets.  

It’s tempting to skip meals to jump start your weight loss plan, but health experts say that’s the worst thing you can do.  

Skipping meals can put your metabolism into a rut and actually cause you to burn fewer calories.  

Marisa Moore of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics told FOX31 Denver, “make sure you have a large hearty breakfast and then lunch should be enough to power you through the rest of the day, and then a very light dinner so you can sleep well and be restored for the next  day.”  

Moore suggests a combining a lean protein like turkey with whole grains and plenty of fruits and vegetables. 

Doctors recommend that you eat every 4 to 5 hours to keep your metabolism energized. 

Yogurt, fruit and vegetables are perfect for providing you with energy while keeping the calories under control.