Adopt Regular Eating Patterns to Mend Your Health
You may have heard the traditional saying “You are what you eat”. Everything you eat today interacts with your body on many levels:
- By giving it energy,
- By maintaining healthy weight,
- By providing mental clarity,
- And by handling stress levels.
So, it becomes obvious that our health is affected by what we eat. However, there is another fact that lies at the very beginning of “what you eat” and is actually the first step to a healthful life, and that is “eating regularly”.
Practically, you need to eat to live. But most of the people fail to maintain proper eating habits in their daily routines or cling to fad diets that involves starving the body of proper meals. Not eating, most often fails to keep the body healthy.
Regular Meals are Important For Health
Usually when you are given a dietary advice, it will revolve around what kind of foods should you be eating, or how you should divide your meal portions, yet the importance of eating properly is seldom taken into account.
You might have also heard that to attain good health, you need to “break the overnight fast”, meaning eat breakfast. Breakfast is the starting meal of the day that fuels your body, like the gas fuels the car, so that it can function with more zeal and energy all through the day. Your body takes this fuel in the form of essential vitamins and minerals.
People who skip on their breakfast or are in the habit of skipping their important meals often struggle to make up for the missed nutrients to function better. Ultimately, having irregular meals and tending to unhealthy diets will lead to a number of health hazards.
How Do You Take Control of Regular Eating Habits?
The first step to maintaining a healthy and regular eating habit is to formulate a meal plan that is solid in nutrition as well. It will involve eating the right kind of foods, managing the time to take proper meals and dividing your meal portions all through the day so that you retain a regular healthy eating habit.
Eating a meal of complex carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats within can rev up your metabolism and give you fuel for an active day. Plus the foods that are low in sugar, saturated fats, artificial ingredients and the things should be kept miles away – per say.
As said before, breakfast is an important meal to keep your body healthy. But what should be your time-table to maintain regular, healthy meals? You can schedule your meals by checking your energy levels. You can keep healthy snacks with you to eat between the meals timings and maintain a healthy routine.
How Often Should You Eat?
Your metabolic rate is directly affected by the timing of your food intake. Indeed, it is better to take smaller meal portions all through the day to consume more energy from the foods you eat. These mini meals can go from every two to three hours, to four to six times per day.
Hello! My name is Monica Gray. I’m blessed to be the mother of nine year old triplets: Blake, Charlise (goes by Charlie), and Jackson. I have been happily married for 16 years to my husband Chuck, and we have a blast…most of the time …