Does it matter when you eat ?

Written by Mansi Baokar  (Health Coach)

Nowadays everyone knows what you eat does matter but have you ever thought “does it matters when we eat”.

The ideal number of meals and snacks for weight loss depends on the person and his or her lifestyle, genetics, diet composition, and several other factors.

We can’t simply go all day long without eating and then consume food in proper amounts but in a single meal before bed.

While the dietary requirement of each person is different, people who eat breakfast followed by other balanced meals later in the day may consume fewer calories overall. This is because eating regularly and not skipping meals can prevent you from feeling extremely hungry and overeating when you do sit down for a meal.

Restricting what you eat to a certain time every day sets your body on a schedule. This may explain why splitting up three meals into six can be an adjustment for someone going on a diet.

Why take a small meal and when?

Skipping meals or eating one large meal a day may make also you feel sluggish or uncomfortably stuffed. On the other hand, eating more often with a few hours in between meals can lead to sustained energy levels.

Ideally eating between 6 AM to 7 PM is what I would suggest because during this time our body digests the food a lot easily compared to any other time, especially later than 7 PM.

Start your daily calorie consumption with breakfast in the morning and spreading out the rest of your calories over the course of the day may help you lose weight.

It is been observed that people who ate breakfast experienced a decrease in body mass index (BMI) over the course of the study compared to those who skipped their first meal of the day.

Try to finish your dinner two hours before sleep.

Always remember:

“Have breakfast like a king,  Eat lunch like a prince, and Dine like a pauper. This is the basic essence behind timeless weight-loss wisdom”

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