They say ‘Dine like a beggar’!
Well, before you stitch your diet plan and rule out all the options for dinner and slide in some really light munchies just to give you the feeling of eating something, remember that dinner is what keeps your body going even during the night, when we sleep. It acts as a source of fuel for the body after our last meal till we have breakfast next day in the morning.
It’s true that we sleep at night but we breathe during sleep and our body isn’t idle. Our organs function even when our body is at rest. In order to provide energy to go about at night, we need to eat something that’s light on our stomach but has extremely rich nutritional value. And we all know that what we eat reflects on our body and skin so choose wisely before you tailor your diet chart and strike out dinner menu from it.
Apart from the numerous health benefits, dinner is the time when the entire family meets and sits together to eat. As important it is to eat good food, it’s equally important to eat with your family while tasting the flavors of smiles and laughter as you gobble the tasty food on your plate. Sharing bites with your loved ones in a nice, relaxed environment adds to the happiness and satisfaction of eating and being together. A happy air fills you with much more happiness and you surely eat better.
What can I eat for dinner? Should I even eat dinner? Maybe, I should eat a ‘no-carb’ dinner.
Don’t these questions confuse most of us? Especially those who believe that ‘food = calories’. Food is the magical fuel that not only nourishes us to live a satisfied, accomplished and happy life but is also the reason you and I are alive. But fearing food is the best way to lose the plot.
Well, to say it in a right way just as breakfast is the important meal of the day; a light dinner is also a perfect way to end the day.
Eating a very large, lavish dinner results in what I call a ‘fat hangover’! Just like drinking excess alcohol slows you down the next day, eating a large, high-sugar or highfat meal at night overloads your digestive system. It doesn’t get adequate rest through the night, thereby slowing your body physically and mentally the next day.
The key here is to maintain a balance. Eat a light, healthy, carb-included, small dinner every night and see how easily you fall asleep. You’ll wake up happy, fresh and full of life the next day, it will clear your bowels and last but not the least, it will help you lose some weight along the way!