Dinner on time-4 simple reasons why you must ?
There are so many different schools of thought about wrong timing versus right timing of eating food &meals that it’s easy for our mind to get muddled up. I don’t want to get into detailed scientific nitty-gritty here and confuse you further, so I will just cull out and give you the facts that I believe stand, mostly because they are logical .
The popular advice going round is that dinner should definitely be over by 7pm. Well, it’s both right and wrong. It’s right because it makes good sense to finish your last meal at least several hours (about three hours seems to be the consensus) before you go to sleep. Ideally one would think that an average person will go to bed at 10pm, so that’s how I suppose it has been calculated.
But being a stickler for time (7pm) is not the crucial point here, as some people go to sleep by 11pm, some by 12am, some even earlier by 9pm (yes, many do) so one can adjust/stretch the time for dinner accordingly and nothing will go wrong… What is more important is to understand the reason behind this.
First reason is the simple fact that those who eat later tend to eat more (calories). Why? Usually because one has stretched hunger by then, so portion control goes out of the window. As it is we eat lopsided in India: dinner is our heaviest meal whereas it should be lightest, and we also habitually tend to eat late. Double whammy there.
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