What time is it better to dine?

Considering that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, there is no doubt that the dinner becomes an equally important meal, because with it we keep our metabolism active and avoid feeling hungry throughout the night, which can lead us to wake up several times and rest poorly.

In this sense, if you enjoy in turn a healthy breakfast It's simple, prepare a healthy dinner It's just as easy For this last meal of the day, it is best to eat light foods, with few calories and no fat. As we know, our body tends to burn fewer calories at night precisely because of lack of activity, hence we should forget sweet or rich in refined flours, and replace them with healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables and high-protein (such as turkey or chicken breast).

But even though we dine lightly, It is always advisable to dine at a certain time. Especially at an hour away from bedtime, since if we have dinner and go to bed after a few minutes, we can interrupt the digestion.

While breakfast should be as nutritious and healthy as possible, moving away from typical products but not really adequate as traditional breakfast cereals or the typical cookies, in the case of dinner, it is recommended that it be light.

And what is more appropriate? It is advisable, above all, to opt for protein-rich foods and avoid those rich in carbohydrates (simple and complex). In fact, should contribute between 15 and 25% of calories consumed daily, but the fact is that in most cases we tend to exceed this amount.

However, the truth is that depending on the nutritionist you talk to you will indicate that it is acceptable to eat fruit at dinner or cereal, and who will not advise you at all. The truth is that if you want to have fresh fruit or cereals you can do it without problems, because while fresh fruit will always provide incredible benefits for your body and interesting nutritional properties, cereals will also do the same (if, however, they are comprehensive and do not contain added sugars.

What time should we have dinner? When is it better?

The hour, of course, must be determined according to the moment in which our organism has the need to eat to satisfy itself; that is, at the moment when we begin to feel hungry.

First of all, the most appropriate -and advisable- is to establish and maintain a schedule during which to dine daily.

Regarding the time, it is clear that this is a personal issue of each. But, yes, it is advisable to have dinner at least one to two hours before going to bed. Therefore, if you have a habit of going to bed at 11pm at night, it is appropriate to have dinner at 9pm.

The reason? If we go to bed later our digestive system does not have enough time to be able to digest normally the food we eat, so we tend to gain weight through a greater number of calories.

How many times have you not seen that, after dinner and going to bed, after a few hours you wake up in your sleep because you suffer from stomach upset, heartburn and / or gas. Those are the consequences of not having left at least 3 hours between dinner and going to bed.

Some useful tips that will help you in your dinner

However, It is best to try to have dinner before what we usually do. In this sense, there is no doubt that the problem of many Spaniards who get up every morning with sleep, swollen and sorry, is because they either dine late and go to bed immediately, or dine a lot and in large quantities.

Therefore, our digestive system can not do good digestion, we sleep poorly and the next day we can get up with abdominal swelling, upset stomach and uncomfortable gas, in addition to feeling lethargic.

Because of that, the best way is to try to dine even sooner. The best? Do it between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., to give our digestive system enough time to be able to carry out most of the digestion process before going to bed.

And what should we do if we feel hungry before going to bed for having dinner earlier?

Although our own body is getting used to the early hour of the dinner depending on that we are practicing for a few days, it is possible that both in the first moments and in some specific moments can make us hungry just before bedtime.

For these cases, a good option is to prepare a relaxing infusion, which also will be useful to calm our nervous system, our mind and will be very useful to reassure us, helping us to better reconcile the dream.

The most appropriate are the infusions made with melissa, chamomile, valerian or lime. Its preparation is very simple, since you only have to put in a saucepan the equivalent of a cup of water and when the water starts to boil add a teaspoon of the plant. Let it boil for 3 minutes, and after this time turn off the heat, cover and let rest another 5 minutes. List! You just have to strain it, arrive in your favorite cup and drink it. This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist. ThemesDinner

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