What's the right time to eat for losing weight?Healthy Living

September 11, 2020 09:34
What's the right time to eat for losing weight?

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Not just the right food, the right time always plays a major role in helping you lose weight.

Planned diet, appropriate food proportions, regular workouts. Are you not losing weight despite all these? Then, it’s high time you have known your mistake. It’s the timing of your consumption. There’s an ideal time for everything and for your meals too.

Not all foods can be consumed at any time in the day. Mindful eating is the routine you need to practice.

The three major meals of your day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner have their own importance in your weightloss journey. To gain the maximum benefits, here’s the time chart you need to follow for the major meals of your day.


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Did you by chance think of intermittent fasting and decided to skip your breakfast? Stop it right now! Breakfast plays an important role in your health and helps to kickstart your metabolism.

A healthy breakfast also gives all the energy you need for the day.

For breakfast, ideally, one must consume food that is rich in protein, carbohydrates and fats.

Coming to the timing, there should be at least 12 hours of a gap from the last night’s dinner to today’s breakfast.

This should be followed if you want to lose weight in a large number.

The best way to start your day is by having breakfast 15 minutes after drinking lukewarm water. If you had your dinner at 9 pm you must have your breakfast at 9 am.


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Despite being the biggest meal of the day, lunch happens to have the least impact on your weight loss. If you want to have anything unhealthy or are planning for that cheat meal, it should be done in your lunch.

However, make sure you have only fewer amounts of unhealthy or junk food. It should be just to satisfy your cravings.

If you are having your breakfast at 9 am, try and maintain your lunchtime in between 1 to 2 pm. This will allow your body to fully digest the food you have eaten for lunch and makes you ready for dinner.


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Food experts or nutritionists recommend everyone to have early dinner. It should be taken 2 to 3 hours before bed. This will allow your body to burn off the calories you have consumed during dinner.

This will eliminate the bloating of your body the next morning and will also prevent the indigestion problems.

A heavy stomach will not only interrupt your sleep pattern but will also interrupt your weight loss plan.

If you are trying to lose weight, have your dinner around 8 pm and go to bed after 10 pm.

Remember, early dinner will also keep your blood sugar levels in check.

By Gayatri Yellayi

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