Cornell University

How to eat all day to lose weight

A successful diet doesn't mean starving yourself until you can't stand it any longer, as that's a surefire way to end up with a case of "the hangries" -- when you're so hungry that you get, well, angry. But what time you eat your meals may have just as much of an impact on your diet as what you eat. Here's a good game plan for success.

7 a.m. -- Fill up on protein.

Americans eat nearly triple the protein at dinner than at breakfast. But those who divvied it up among all three meals (30 grams per meal) boasted a 25 percent higher rate of muscle synthesis (which helps maintain a healthy metabolism) versus those who loaded up at dinner, according to a study in the...