Though it’s a simple rule that when we are hungry we eat. But don’t you thing we are making a mistake. There are some set rules while having food. A regular timing would help your digestive system and improve your health. It is like a set disciple which our body demands in order to stay healthy.
Have you ever wondered when you had skipped your breakfast or skipped your meal due to work pressure or project which needs to be delivered on time. Did you skip your night meals? Think over it. It will mean nothing as of now. But if you make it an habit it will cause stomach to overwork which will lead to bloating and indigestion. So let’s start with the time when to have our food.
Breakfast is one of the most important parts of our food intake. As we sleep for 6-8 hours at night when we get up we would naturally feel hungry hence breakfast should be taken ideally within 30 minutes of waking up. The ideal time would be between 7:00-9:00 A.M. Or it should be taken latest by 10 in morning. You should eat lots of calories which are high in protein and low in sugar. One should include lots fruits, oatmeal, eggs to get a good start. Make a heavy breakfast and eat as much as you can. With heavy breakfast we can go to office with our stomach full and our body functioning properly.
Best time to have lunch is to have it 4-5 hours after you had your breakfast. Maybe between 12.00 to 1.00. you can eat 25% less than what you had in breakfast. You can have chicken, fish, whole bread, brown bread, pasta, Fiber. Eat with your friends or colleagues in office. Relax and enjoy your meals and don’t try to eat fast, chew your food at least 25-30 times. See it to it that you don’t delay your food after 3.00 P.M.
The best time to have dinner which would be your final meal would be 3 hours before you would go to bed. You can have food around 6:00 or 7:00 P.M. The last meal should be very light and should be eaten 50% less than breakfast.
You can munch snacks after 3 hours of breakfast or lunch. Your snacks should be light, low calorie snacks. Maybe apple slice or banana, nuts would do the needful. The main aim is not to full your stomach but not to go with empty stomach.
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