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If you want to lead a good life it is essential that you eat good food all through. Eating regularly helps the stomach know what to expect when. Avoid eating junk food, especially between the meals. You would have heard of the adage "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper". Some of the essentials which you should follow are given below.

Eat a heavy breakfastMuesli for Breakfast

Eating a heavy breakfast keeps you high on the energy for the whole day even if any other meal gets delayed or even skipped. Eat good foodstuff like:

  • Corn flakes, Muesli, Porridge (Daliya), Oats, Brown or Multi-grain bread (variants like Daliya bread), Indian Roti or Paratha or Tortia. Avoid white bread at all costs.
  • Take hot or cold milk, flavour it with strawberry, chocolate or any other flavour you like. It is better to have milk rather than tea or coffee.
  • Have juice, in case you have some issues with consuming milk. Make sure the juice has no added sugar and preservatives. If its just a habit, then you would do well to inculcate a habit of drinking milk. If adding some flavour helps you develop that habit, flavour it. Do not have any other carbonated beverages, especially black ones in the morning.

A lot of people skip the breakfast or eat a light breakfast which is a big negative. Its common with bachelors who live alone or with friends. You should stock up Milk, Flavoured milk, Juice in your refrigerator. Do NOT ever skip breakfast.

Fruit Salad

Eating between meals

Eat fruits like bananas, apples, grapes, guavas, mangos, papaya, orange or salad when you feel hungry between the meals. Do not go around the corner to buy and eat potato chips, samosas etc, buy fruits instead. If you can stock them and carry them to your work place every day it would be ideal. You know you will feel hungry between the meals especially as you near the next meal. You can also eat smaller quantity of food you would eat during breakfast or South Indian dishes like Idli. Although Dosa & Vada are oily foods and should be avoided, they are no better than eating samosas and pizzas. The Pao in Vada-pao is made from white flour (maida) and is equivalent of white bread, so avoid it.

Another great food to eat between meals is curd or yoghurt. Best thing is to prepare curd at home in the night and put it in the refrigerator early morning. If you are fond of yoghurt then you can put sugar to taste and any other flavours in the warm milk which you keep for curdling. Take it to your work place and put it in refrigerator there. Add sugar or salt and any other spice in small quantity to taste. Flavoured yoghurts are easily available in the market. Buy them and store them at home or work place.

Do NOT drink aerated beverages

Aerated beverages like Coke, Pepsi, Seven Up, Sprite, Mountain Dew etc are all high on sugar and calories and have no intrinsic value. Instead of them have plain water, lime juice, coconut water, mango shake, flavoured milk, light black tea (with lime, if possible) or any juice.

A few alternatives are:

What to eat in meals

  • Eat Indian Rotis/Chaptis/Paratha or Tortia made with multi grain or whole wheat flour. It would be ideal if you can make them by mixing of multiple grains to wheat flour. Its important that the wheat flour you use has roughage (fibre).
  • Eat brown or unpolished rice rather than white rice. It takes more time to cook but that's not a big issue, you can soak it early and leave it for a few hours. White rice is only starch. All the essential nutrients are in the top brownish layer of rice which is removed during polishing.
  • Eat whole lentils (Daal) which include the skin.
  • Do not mix different types of foods together at one time, for example avoid eating fruits after meals. Keep a gap between different types of food items you eat.

Tea or Coffee

Tea or coffee in their standard form are not beneficial for your health. Do not let yourself form the habit of drinking tea. Even if you feel the urge to have tea, have light black tea without milk and with low quantity of sugar. Especially green tea in this form is good. If you can have lemon tea, it would benefit your body a lot. Pick up a piece of lemon during meal time and squeeze it in your light black tea whenever you are having it.

Do NOT drink tea or coffee when you are hungry and try to satisfy your hunger with them. Try out the alternatives given above.

DO NOT waste food

While we are on the topic of eating good food it is essential that we understand that we do NOT waste food under any circumstances. A very basic respect for food is essential. Your attitude towards food will govern how healthy you are. If you respect it, it will respect you. Wherever you eat, at home, in a restaurant or hotel, in a mess, take much less than what you can eat. Take as many servings as you want but DO NOT leave anything in the plate. A lot of students in messes take a lot of food in their plates and then they realize they don't like one of the things and waste it. This is the worst that anybody can do.

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