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bloodhound123 wrote:Wd40 wrote:bloodhound123 wrote:If this is related to your earlier "fitness" thread then you should ideally be doing 5-6 meals a day for the most appropriate lifestyle. Each meal comprising a good mix of carbs, veggies and proteins.
I have been doing 3 meals a day in the recent past and sometimes only 2. Most often my evening snacks is just 2 cigarettes and some drink.
Trying to revert back to the 5 meals a day schedule.
I am assuming you realize that doing a heavy dinner ( esp a couple of hrs before bed) does more harm than good.
Thanks. Yeah, I too have read that having 4-5 small meals a day is better than 3 grand meals for losing fat. Also, guess what being an Indian vegetarian means even those 3 meals were not so grand calorieswise or qualitywise in the 1st place. That convinced me more than anything else, that its ok to have a proper evening snack. I mean you need 2000 calories a day. There is no way you can get that much calories in 3 meals, if there is no meat in there.
For dinner, its kind of heavy. I am trying to reduce the rice and increase the salads. Also I take dinner at 8:30-9:00 but go to bed only past midnight, sometime even later, so that helps.
2000 cals is only if you are trying to maintain your weight/increase it. If you are trying to shed your body fat you might want to consider decreasing it by 300-400 cals ( 1700 cal/day ) and doing cardio which burns off another 300 cals/day. That way you would be shedding 600 cals/day ( 9000 cals in 15 days or 2 kgs/month ).
For dinner I have heard nutrionists hinting towards a decently heavy carb meal ( whole grains/complex carbs ) and low protein as your body needs sugar/glucose to run your system while you are at rest and burnt fat at the same time ( you can burn fat only if you have sugar/glucose in your blood ).
Most of my Indian colleagues who get their lunch from home is loaded carbs + veggies only. I have tried to convey the message of a more balanced meal, only to fall on deaf ears. The concept of "home cooked food" seems to be more appealing to them than the concept of a balanced diet. I would never buy into this concept.
Thanks. These guys should go for a health check and that will be a big eye opener. There is another misconception among Indians that you should start worrying about your diet and go for health checks only after 40. I think that is too late, already.
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