Are you eating your meals at the correct time?
Is there a correct time to eat your meals?
If you’re constantly stuck at your desks or work irregular hours, then you must understand the perils of eating lunch at the “correct” time, or even eat lunch at all.
We’re often so busy that the “correct” time to eat is simply any time we CAN eat.
Wait, but is there even a ‘correct’ time to eat lunch? What time is considered the ‘correct’ time?
To help our Superfriends, we broke it down to OPTIMAL TIMINGS to eat certain meals of the day so that you’ll get the most out of your meals.
Breakfast – before 8am:
Breakfast is everything. When we sleep, our body is deprived of food. Hence, it is crucial that when you’re awake, you feed your body with good food that will start of the engine of your body well again.
In order to do so, start with adding protein in your breakfast. Go with whole grains or quinoa that are food which are high in protein. Do not delay your breakfast and eat it later than 10am, because that would mean that you’re starving yourself and in the long term, affecting your metabolism.
Plus, the added benefit – Eating breakfast will help you lose weight. Of course, if you’re having ice cream for breakfast or those sugar-loaded cereals, then it’s not going to help you. However, if you switch it up with more fiber and protein, you’ll start your day right and keep your body tight.
Mid-morning (10am – 11am)
If you ate right, you’ll probably be hungry again during this time. That’s okay! At this time, eat something light like nuts, yoghurt or grab a small piece of fruit. Nothing too heavy because eating too much during this time, will end up adding extra calories to your diet.
Lunch – 1PM
Yay! Lunch! At this time, it is important to consume most of your calories. Why? Simply because it’s earlier in the day and you’re able to burn it off with the activities of the rest of the day. Keep a good mix of nutrients on your plate – veggies, meat and carbohydrates.
Mid-afternoon – 3PM / 4PM
Ah, beware of the 3PM – 4PM danger zone. Studies have shown that during this time, your body’s blood sugar levels will decrease and you’ll start craving for sweet foods. Don’t fall into the sweet temptations. Choose a healthier snack – like a fruit or if you’re the really craving, go for our quinoa chocolate which is designed to help curb cravings and give you an energy boost during energy crash.
Dinner – after 6pm
And then, it’s dinner. At this point, you would want to keep your diet light especially since, during this time, you are likely doing less activity. If you’re like me, spending time in front of the TV when you reach home, you are hardly doing much physical activity. Which means you’ll be burning less calories. Therefore, it’s crucial that you keep your meal at this time in check.
Once dinner is over, and you head to bed, it all starts again like a cycle. Just take note of the timings and understand how to portion your meals at which time, so you can be healthier and achieve the benefits of a healthy life!
If you know friends who will find these tips useful, don’t forget to share this with them! After all, we all want to live OUR VERSION OF SUPERLIFE.