As Americans, we are a “meat and potatoes” society. When we minimize the starches in our dinner, we maximize the body’s natural metabolic processes. The body is most receptive to burning carbohydrates for energy in the morning and more likely to store them as fat when we eat them at night. If you are one who eats a starch at dinner every night, try going to every other night and adding an extra serving of vegetables so you still get full.