Eating properly, and also proper timing of meals and exercise are very important factors when trying to lose weight. If you want to ensure ultimate effects from your diet and exercise, you should follow a number of suggestions and rules.
You have probably heard many doctors say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, when you have your breakfast is equally as important. The best time to eat breakfast is one hour after waking up. It sparks up the metabolism process and provides much needed energy at the beginning of your day. It has been confirmed by several studies that eating proper breakfast makes people consume less calories in the rest of the day.
There is also a best time to do your workout. Starting the day with your daily obligations may result in you postponing your workout more and more until you don’t have any time left for it. Carrying out your workout in the morning is very beneficial since people that exercise in the morning tend to be more physically active during the rest of the day. While it is recommended to do so, it is hardly obligatory. If you simply don’t have time to exercise in the morning, you can always do it later in the day, whenever possible.
If losing weight is your primary objective, and bodybuilding come second you should start with cardio exercises. Experts maintain that it is imperative to start your workout process with cardio exercises such as cycling or running. After doing that you can continue to shaping your muscles by weightlifting. However, if building muscle mass is your primary objective, that order of exercises should be completely reversed.
You also need to make sure you don’t eat too much in a single meal. Instead, it’s better to eat several times a day, in lower quantities. Take your food frequently, in 3-4 hour intervals. This way you are in charge of your appetite and your blood sugar levels. It goes without saying that you absolutely need to avoid fast food. Furthermore, every meal does not necessarily have to be a main course meal. You can have snacks every 2-3 hours in between proper meals.
The best time to have a snack is around 3 pm. Most people need a source of energy at that time of the day in order to keep them awake and concentrated. Eating 15-20 almonds is the ideal amount of snack food at 3pm.
Make sure that your last meal is at least 3 hours prior to going to bed. The body requires time to process heavier meals, so you should keep your body free of such food before bedtime. Eating just before going to bed will cause troubles falling asleep. Instead of conventional dinner, if you have the need to eat something, just have a small snack.
At the end of the day, a glass of hot milk may be beneficial for your health.