It is said that you should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. The logic behind this is simple. After all, mornings are when you require maximum energy and fuel to get you through the day. During lunch, you need to carefully balance your meal so as not to make it too light or too heavy.
Dinners are a time after which we retire to bed and hence it’s best to stick to easy-to-digest foods that are easy on the stomach. But how many of us actually follow this? Dinners are usually the only time when most of us can manage to eat with the family together.
That’s why most of us prefer feasting during dinners and end up eating the most then. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that this and many of our other dinner eating habits are hampering our weight loss goals and putting our health in jeopardy. Here are the 5 most common mistakes you are making while eating dinners.
1) You eat too late and just before going to bed
You need to give a gap of at least 2 hours between dinner and bedtime because it takes that much time to digest food. If your food doesn’t digest, it can lead to acidity, gas and bloating. It’s best to eat at about 7.30 pm or 8 pm so you can go to bed at about 10. Did you know that celebs like Sonam Kapoor and Alia Bhatt never eat dinner after 7.30 pm?