With the busy lifestyles, we find no time for getting a proper meal. Even after trying hard to focus on meals as much you do on your work, it seems next to impossible opting healthy eating. For the same reason, we easily skip meals or sometime just delay as per our convenience.
As we generally kick off our day with a heavy breakfast, the food density should start reversing as the day progresses. According to a perfect food regime, breakfast should be the heaviest, lunch should be lighter and the dinner should be the lightest of all.
Why should the breakfast be heavy?
As we sleep for around 6-8 hours, the body is at constant rest, it does not get food for 8 long hours but, once awake, we need to fulfil the 8 hours’ gap, have a heavy meal in the morning to fulfill the time duration. Make your lunch little light compared to the breakfast and make dinner the lightest meal as your physical activities to be performed decreases after the dinner time and the digestion process is not very efficient.
What if I had a heavy dinner?
Having a heavy dinner meal may land you in midst of many stomach issues and continued same habits may severely damage your body. As the digestive system does not function that well as it does during the day, late dinners, majorly with less than 3 hours from the sleep timing may be severely damaging your body and contributing in major stomach issues including constipation, diarrhea, cramps, unusual pain in the stomach any time a day and irritable bowel syndrome.
How should an ideal meal be?
An ideal meal should contain the perfect balance irrespective of breakfast, lunch and dinner. May it be the largest meal- breakfast, the balance of nutrients, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and other essentials should be accurate or at least near to it. Certain food items are restricted at the time of dinner, for instance avoid heavy fruits and excess of dairy products at the time of dinner, do not club wheat and rice altogether in a meal. Remember what is to be eaten and what should not be in the list, Have a balanced diet.
What are the effects of heavy meals?
Regardless of the meal timings, the quantity plays a major role. The meal quantity should not exceed your diet limit. Overeating can have various associated issues which can harm not just the current situation you are dealing with but also trigger the future stomach issues.
- Excess calories are stored as fat in the body
- Sleep deprivation
- Hampers digestion
- Various stomach issues
Staying healthy is always in your hands, make a routine in your life and follow it diligently! Eat well, sleep well.