One of the things that can greatly affect a person’s health and fitness, other than the time he or she spends on exercising and the right amount of time on sleeping, are the foods that he or she intakes every day. One must intake just enough, not too much or too less, amount of nutrients that are good for the body. A balance diet is the answer to keep a healthy body. And in order to keep a balance diet, a proper plan of what foods to eat should be made.
Sometimes, because of rushing in the morning to go to work, to school, or to any place you should be early in the morning, one tends to forget to eat breakfast, which is considered as the most important meal of the day. Eating the right food is important for a healthy and fit diet, but at the right time is also important. Without eating anything for breakfast, how can a person survive a busy day? Surely there are negative effects in working with an empty stomach. Studies show that people who skip breakfast tend to be more irritable and can only put their attention at a certain thing or situation for a short period of time. A full stomach in the morning can help you focus more on what you are working at.
Just enough amounts of fats, protein, and carbohydrates should be taken every day. Minerals and vitamins should also be included. Vegetables and fruits are great sources of the minerals and vitamins the body needs. Carbohydrates are best eaten in the morning since that is the time when the body is deprived of calorie because of sleeping. Also since foods rich in carbohydrates are the body’s source of energy, it is best eaten in the morning because then you can have all day to burn them. This can avoid the cells in our body to store unburned carbohydrates as excess fats. Oat meals, peanut butter, eggs, cereals, whole-grain breads, rice, and yogurt are some of the foods eaten for breakfast. Remember, breakfast is the meal of the day one can eat like a king. Eat more for more energy for the day.
One has to eat at the middle of the day. That is what lunch breaks are made for. In order to keep those energies flowing in your veins, one must eat lunch. But, of course, a person must only eat like a prince at lunch, not just to have a fit and healthy body, but also if one wants to lose weight. Just a lesser amount of carbohydrates should be taken at this time of the day. Wholegrain sandwiches and pasta, salads, and soups are examples that can contain lesser carbohydrates thus good for lunch.
Dinner is the meal of the day that one must eat like a pauper. That means lesser amount of foods in ones plate. Eating too much at night time, when we have lesser activities, makes it hard for our body to properly digest the food and burn calories. And because the body has difficulty in burning calories, these become stored fats in our body, leading to weight gain. One must eat light dinners. He or she must eat just enough amount of food that will make him or her full. One must also eat slower so that the brain can easily digest the fact that he or she is already full. Also eating after dinner is absolutely a no-no. It will only help you gain more weight. Foods such as salads, vegetables, chicken, and fishes in the half amount of what you usually eat during the day would be best for dinner.
To be fit and healthy means to be conscious as to what to eat and when to eat it. One must make sure that he or she is taking a well-balanced diet in order to supply the body with the right amount of nutrients.