Our body needs energy to get through the day and this energy comes from food. It is important to eat regular meals to ensure your body gets the energy it needs to perform. To prevent big hunger pangs between meals and overindulging at main meal times, spread your food intake over five to six smaller meals and snacks, rather than eating three large main meals a day.
Skipping meals won’t help you lose weight. You’re more likely to make up for it by eating more at the next meal. A better way is to cut down the size of your meals a little.
You’ve probably heard before that breaking the overnight fast (i.e. eating breakfast) is important. Eating breakfast is like refueling the car before a long trip – without the fuel, you won´t go very far. As well as the fuel that breakfast provides, it gives essential vitamins and minerals. People who skip breakfast often struggle to make up these missed nutrients later in the day.
At breakfast, aim to include:
- A drink to replenish the fluids in your body.
- Wholegrain breads and cereals to give you energy and keep your bowels in good working order.
- A low fat dairy product, to help maintain your bone strength.
- Some fresh or canned fruit to boost your vitamin and mineral intake.
For more healthy eating tips visit the Nestlé website.