When should you eat to lose weight?
Everybody eat; it is a fact of life that many of us have to accept. But the question is when to eat? Many people with different schedules eat at different times of the day. Many also wonder if it really matters and the answer may surprise you. What you eat and when you eat it can actually have more of an effect on you than you know.
For starters, many people wonder how many calories they should consume with each meal. A high amount in the morning to start, a moderate amount in the afternoon for lunch to keep you going, and finally a low amount for dinner as it’s all over. You basically want most of your fuel in the morning when you head to work, a boost in the afternoon to stay alert and alert, and finally a light, relaxing meal for dinner to help you unwind.
Eating a high-calorie meal for dinner can keep you awake at night and lead to heartburn. As for meal times, that depends on your schedule, but the typical nine-to-five schedule will do this. Get up at 7, have breakfast at 8 and arrive at work around 9. This extra hour gives your body time to digest and absorb your breakfast, giving you the best amount of energy in the morning. You don’t want to go to work as soon as you eat because you will just jump in and try to do everything while your body is trying to digest your food.
Then comes lunch, this depends on the people, the lunch time, but generally the best time to have lunch is around one in the afternoon. This is basically the middle ground between breakfast and dinner and can keep you going until you get home. Remember not to rush here either, as this will turn your stomach. Trust me, it’s no good having to deal with it for the rest of the day.
Finally, after coming home from a hard day’s work and making dinner, or sitting down to dinner, be sure to take your time and eat slowly. Typically, in most homes, dinner is served around seven or eight at night. Yes, I know it is a little different from your home life, but this is a generalization. You want to eat something easy during this meal, as heavy things will sit on your stomach for the rest of the night. That’s not healthy, especially if you have work the next day, eating like this can give you heartburn all night and keep you awake.
So keep it light at night and your stomach will behave until morning. Please note that these are only generalizations for most people and are not intended to be a representation of everyone. Some of us eat random things at random times and have all kinds of problems, but we eat what we can, when we can, and then we go back to work. For many of us, our eating habits are considered strange and unusual.
The question of when to eat for those of us on night duty is a good question. Many of us eat breakfast around four in the afternoon, then have lunch at eleven, and then have dinner at three or four in the morning. The same principles apply when it comes to what to eat, but it can be difficult at times. Since we are on the afternoon shift, our internal clocks break down and we crave things at unusual times. We will often have pizza for breakfast and serials for lunch. This is not exactly healthy and many of us have health problems because of it.
Mostly chronic indigestion, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, and insomnia, but on the bright side, we can be alone in the middle of the night. I know we’re weird, but deal with it. If it weren’t for us, you wouldn’t have security on your deposits in the middle of the night. That’s an important job, and not everyone wants to be up in the middle of the night eating pizza, staring at some boring orange metal boxes.
Regardless of which shift a person is on, they must eat a specific number of times during the day. According to scientists, you should eat four or five small meals a day. According to your mother, you should eat three meals a day and leave room for dessert. I ask you, who are you going to listen to? If you responded to your mother’s congratulations, she will be overjoyed. If you responded to the egghead, stay away from dessert trays in my area, you are not welcome.
Jokes aside, eating smaller portions in the morning may make you feel lighter, but it won’t provide the fuel you need for the day. The same goes for dinner; if you eat a large portion of food, you probably won’t use that energy. It will just stay there and keep you awake at night. So you can eat smaller portions or build a monument to something out of craft sticks in your basement. It is very difficult to go wrong at lunch; whether you eat smaller or larger portions, it really won’t matter. After all, it is the middle ground.
Finally, you can determine for yourself when to eat. After all, you are an adult, you can make your own decisions without any scientist telling you when and what to eat. However, if your mom calls and tells you she made food for you, you’d better go and eat it. Otherwise, they may not give you any Christmas cookies. Remember to eat healthy, exercise every day, and enjoy life.