“No one can change your eating habits for you; you have to be the one to make it happen”- Felicity Luckey; creator and author of the book ‘Great Minds Think Fit’
Generally we are worried about what we eat, carefully count the calorie intake, weigh out portion sizes, consume a lot of fruits and veggies, but most importantly don’t tend to worry much about the time when we eat. According to a recent study, the time when we eat could have a huge impact on the amount of weight loss.
Eating at the appropriate times throughout the day helps maximize fat burn and keep hunger at bay. Know the best times to eat and why. This is one simple way to accelerate your weight loss.
Eat breakfast within 1-2 hour of rising (Between 7-8 am)
‘All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast’- even a research study suggests missing out on a healthy morning meal increases stress hormones.
Moreover, skipping breakfast may make you hungrier and you are then more likely to eat larger meals, which leads to a surge in blood sugar. Such spikes can possibly pave the way for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
What to have?
Kick start your day with a protein-rich breakfast. Energize yourself with high protein food such as tofu, cottage cheese, egg, oats, chicken, sprouts, peanut butter, soymilk, almonds, seeds etc.
Fuel up at lunch time (between 12:30- 1 pm)
Famous Nutritionist Adelle Davis popularized the mantra “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” Why? Fueling up makes sense earlier in the day, when your body needs the most calories for energy.