Boost Your Metabolic Power Hour by Hour

Time your meals, workouts, and supplements wisely, and your calorie-burning engines will stay revved all day long

December 15, 2012

Woman Sprinting As with any successful venture, timing is everything. A healthy snack or a muscle-sculpting session—while always beneficial to your body—has more metabolic impact when it’s slated in the right time slot. "Timing makes a huge difference in how effectively your body burns calories," says Christine Gerbstadt, M.D., R.D., author of The Doctor’s Detox Diet. Follow this simple schedule and you’ll almost hear your metabolism humming at peak performance.