- Respecting The Body Clock Is The Key To health
A study has revealed that eating only two meals in a day and skipping supper or dinner is the best way to maintain weight and correct cholesterol and blood sugar levels. A report by the2is.com’s special representative:
Ayurveda has stressed upon eating before sunset and maintain fast from sunset till sunrise. An old saying – Eat Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dinner like a Pauper, is the best policy to follow, says scientists and doctors. A study published in the scientific journal Diabetologia says that people with Type 2 Diabetes eating a large breakfast and lunch and no dinner — as compared with those eating six small meals with the same calories — lost body fat and improved insulin sensitivity. However, it says that instead of a complete ban on food after sunset, a small quantity of food may be taken.A scientist of London University says that a study on two groups of people was made in which one group was asked to take a hearty breakfast and lunch and skip dinner for two weeks. The other group was asked to follow their normal routine of sumptuous dinner/supper. Before and after the prescribed period, blood samples were taken from all the participants. The blood pathology report after the study revealed a considerable drop in bad cholesterol and blood sugar. It is explained that a full stomach in night disturbs the metabolism which leads to rise in bad cholesterol and blood-sugar level. This is because the body cannot burn surplus energy.
What doctors say:
- ‘Having a very light meal in the night that too before three hours of going to bed is good for the body. If you sleep at 11 then you should not eat anything after 8. Anything which has sugar should be avoided.’ – Dr. R. Raman (Ex CMS)
- ‘Very light dinner; follow it as far as possible. This gives ample time to the body to repair and metabolize.’ – Dr. Rashmi.
- ‘Anything can be had in morning and afternoon. Avoid sweets and fried food. Instead of skipping dinner, take some snacks or vegetables in the early evening.’ – Dr. Shishu Saxena (Homeopath)
- ‘Respect the body clock. We are made to follow the natural process. Any shift from this process results in damage to our body and brain.’ – Madan Shukla (Nutritionist)