We are what we eat and our body does care WHEN we eat our food. Nutrient timing is just as important as meal timing, and it does matter WHAT we eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Knowing when to eat carbs, protein and fat can significantly improve your overall health. This is especially important for people with diabetes.
Let’s face it — we eat too many carbs and at totally wrong times. To fix that, you should cut back on refined grains and corn, wheat flour, cereal, white rice, bread, and pita, and focus on whole grains. Mornings are for energy fuelling foods. Have some berries or fruits right before breakfast. For breakfast, you can have a mini portion of whole grains with vegetables and greens on the side, or a rice cake.
Lunch is the time to get loaded with high-carb, healthy food. Having enough carbs for lunch gives your body energy and helps avoid getting carb cravings later at dinner time.
You can easily pair quinoa, wheat, buckwheat, or brown rice with starchy vegetables.
Remember, there are no carbs after lunch. No more whole grains, bread, pasta, and pitas. We do not eat starchy vegetables like potatoes for dinner. Dried fruits, honey, and cookies are not on your dinner menu as well.
The best time to consume carbohydrates is before 4 p.m. Having most of your carbs for lunch and just a little bit for breakfast would be ideal and here’s why: if you eat a large number of carbs in the evening when you are the least active, your body won’t be able to absorb all that sugar and will store it as fat.
Carbohydrates are great but they need to be consumed at the right time of the day. Dinner is IMPORTANT and it’s all about fiber and protein. Seafood, white fish, eggs, and goat cheese on special occasions, paired with non-starchy vegetables and greens make the perfect meal for dinner. You should remember that dinner is not really the most important meal of the day. Having some vegetables with a portion of light protein for dinner is more than enough.
Over time unhealthy habits like overeating, late-night snacks, and an imbalanced diet slow down your metabolism.
To boost it up, you need new eating habits. They are the key to a healthy body and mind. It takes some time but you’ll get there.
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