These are some of the more common advice
given by nutritionists that relate your diet with the time of
eating. When we think or talk about healthy meals, the types of
food that we should take often come to mind first. However, when
you take these meals is also very important to maintain your
Normal healthy meal times should be at 7am
for breakfast, 1pm for lunch and dinner at 7pm. However, these
times vary with season, place and occupation. Not eating at the
right times is the most common eating habit disorder. But what
actually happens when an individual eats before or after the
Meals taken before the usual timing:
When you eat before your usual meal time,
the stomach is not found in readiness to receive food and is
thus taken by surprise. Similarly, when food is taken in too
soon after the previous one, the stomach has not had sufficient
time to go through with the digestive process and engage energy
for another process.
Meals taken after the usual timing:
Delayed meals cause the stomach to lose its
“sharpness” for appetite. This causes a decrease in the
inclination to take in food. However, though the sharpness is
lost at the moment, it will return without impairing digestive
People often restrain from eating too many
meals in a day. However, it is advisable to eat five to six mini
meals rather than eating three large meals a day. You may break
this down even further, but be careful with the calorie intake.
It is also important to decide on the time best to take your
meals depending on your schedule, body and other extra
activities such as recreation and sports.
Perhaps you may already know all these
facts…but do you practice them?
Take this as a reminder and start eating
healthy at the proper times.