What are the Best Times to Eat Meals During the Day?
Everybody knows that eating healthy is a staple of weight management. However, eating the right foods at the right time is often an underestimated factor in the equation.
Eating at the right times throughout the day can have a huge impact on how the body processes nutrients and also helps to burn more fat and avoid hunger pains.
Kick your metabolism into high gear and increase energy levels by learning the best times to eat meals and snacks:
Eat within an hour of waking up: Eating a balanced breakfast gives your metabolism the boost it needs to burn calories throughout the day. Also, skipping breakfast often leads to consuming unhealthy and larger meals later in the day. Start your day with a breakfast that is high in protein and low in fat, a habit that will leave you feeling full and energized until lunchtime.
Try to eat every few hours: Eating every three to four hours keeps your metabolism stable and will prevent the body from producing excess insulin. The body needs a constant supply of fuel to keep running properly, add healthy snacks in between meals to avoid feelings of hunger and boost metabolism. Additonally, eating meals and snacks at the same time everyday will also help to regulate metabolism.
Avoid eating before bedtime: Not only can late night snacks reek havoc on the metabolism, eating before bedtime increases blood sugar and insulin levels, prevents melatonin from being released (the sleepy hormone), and also raises body temperature. These things quickly add up and result in poor quality of sleep and can even cause insomnia. A good night’s rest is essential for weight management and a healthy life. But, if you have to eat before going to bed, opt for a healthy snack that is low in carbs and fat.
Eat before and after physical activity: Give your body the fuel it needs to get through an exercise routine by eating before and after a workout. Reach for healthy alternatives such as fruit or a protein shake so you are left feeling energized after physical activity.
Eat lots of protein: Protein helps to control appetite, and is rich in nutrients. Adding protein to a breakfast with eggs or whey protein will result in eating less throughout the rest of the day.
Eating mindfully: Often times, people will mindlessly eat while watching TV, using the Internet, or while they are at work. Try to avoid eating while engaging in other activities and focus only on your food when eating. Doing so will make meal and snack-time more enjoyable.
The Best Times to Eat Meals
Too often, the best times to eat meals is an underestimated part of weight management. In reality, eating at the right times boosts the metabolism and increases energy levels, both of which are an important part of achieving weight loss success.
The experts at NYC Weightloss Solutions understand that losing weight can seem impossible. But with the tips and tricks listed above, along with many others, clients experience long-term results even when everything else has failed.
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