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What’s the best time of day to eat a heavier meal? Morning, noon or evening?

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Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Curejoy Expert Dr.Janardhana Hebbar Explains:

Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day and also the one where you can afford to have a large meal, as most people are active throughout the day and can burn off what they ate, for the rest of the day. Research has suggested that skipping breakfast may make you hungrier and more likely to eat larger meals later, which leads to a surge in blood sugar. Such spikes can pave the way for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, all factors that could possibly cause fatal health issues.

Ideally you must take food within an hour of waking up. But if you don’t like eating breakfast, you could just start with a fruit. However, eating a big meal sets the pace of metabolism for the rest of the day. It also reduces your chances of having sugary snacks or over-eating during lunch or dinner. Just make sure that you don’t eat a carbohydrate rich breakfast because it might cause you to feel sluggish throughout the day. If you’re starting your day with a fruit or a light breakfast, you can eat a heavy lunch. But, generally avoid eating a large dinner as it can interfere with your sleep. But if you are planning to study or work overnight, it’s a good idea to have a large dinner rich in protein so as to reduce night cravings.

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

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Kathleen Schroeder
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Breakfast is for Kings =largest meal of the day , Lunch is for Queens= half of what you ate for breakfast and Dinner is the smallest meal of the day - and don't forget your small snacks