Every human body carries a different type of function and divergent metabolism. Human body delineates in a definite way and our body needs food for it to function. We all eat every day but it is also a very important component to know, what to eat, how to eat and when to eat. This is probably the most frequent problem: ‘We don’t eat, what our body needs’. We don’t give adequate vitamins and proteins that our body needs. We preferably eat whatever is being served on our food plate.

When not to eat?

This the most quotidian, sad and gloomy mistake that we all do is. We don’t drink water when our body actually needs. We feed our self instead of water. When our body feels dehydrated we think that probably. “I am hungry!” but NO your body needs lots of water at that point. So try to drink water as such as you can. You’ll also lose weight by drinking a good amount of water.

  • Don’t eat after 8-9pm. You might say that eating late at night gives you good sleep but it also gives you gas and indigestion problem. Late night food automatically going to be stored as a fat.


Your Breakfast should be the heaviest meal of the day, try to eat your fullest in the morning because eating more in the morning is going to help you not to having cravings through-out the day.

  1. Early morning herbal teas,
  2. Ginger, honey, lemon, black pepper, black-cumin, mint, tulsi, cloves, turmeric.
  3. Fruits (It provides instant nutrition. Bananas are a great source of protein.)
  4. Oats
  5. Pancakes
  6. Brown-breads


This is the time you should get carbohydrates and proteins that could give you more energy throughout the day.

Lunch:  Indian meal is the perfect mixture of all the vitamins we need. You can have jowar (jawar-roti) instead of wheat Roti. Because jowar is high in calcium & fiber. Also, it is gluten-free.

Otherwise, daal, desi ghee, malai, salads, cottage cheese are good to take in lunch.

  • Never avoid your home cooked food, try to carry a lunch box with you at your workplace or college.
  • Also, home cooked snacks are the healthiest as compared to outsides.


The night is the time when the human body doesn’t want a heavy meal. The light meal helps you in soothing hormones that can help you sleep better. Taking your night meal early means your body has enough time to digest the food and you should have at least 3 hours of gap between your meal and sleep.

  • Soup
  • Khichdi
  • Glass of milk
  • Milkshakes
  • Frozen fruits
  • Cottage cheese
  • Greek yogurt

By Megha Pandya

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