I have heard this saying many times in Spanish, not sure if there’s a similar one in English. It translates into something like this: Eat breakfast like a King, have lunch like a prince, and eat dinner like a homeless person. Basically, eat all you want when you have breakfast, eat a moderate lunch and have a very small meal at night.Tip #2
This one goes along with tip #1. Have about 6 “dinners” during the day. Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, (optional) snack. Your body just needs to maintain enough energy in it in order to function. Thus by feeding on small portioned meals during the day, you’ll never be hungry, and you should have enough energy to last throughout the day. Make your snacks healthy, fruits and vegetables preferably.
Do not eat anything past dinner time. I know I mentioned an optional snack in tip #2, but for me this depends on what time you eat dinner. If you eat early at 5pm, then it would be wise to snack on something “healthy” a couple of hours later. However, if you’re like me eating dinner at 7pm or 8pm, that should be the last thing for the night.Tip #4
Have you even been so hungry you could eat a cow?! Sometimes when we get our hands on food we tend to eat quickly, and we might not feel so good afterwards. We tend to eat faster than our body has time to process the food and this could make us feel sick. When your stomach is full of food it inflates, and since it’s under your diaphragm (the muscle that contracts and releases your lungs in order to breathe) it could cause shortness of breath. In short- don’t over eat.
Replace everything you drink with water. No sodas, no juices, no energy drinks. Anything other than water has calories, carbs or sugars. There’s no better way to keep your body hydrated and healthy.