Divide in three main meals and
two snacks the amount of food which provides enough of nutrients and energy.
Food plays an important role
in our lives. Therefore, great care is given to its composition and intake
during the day. What your food is like is based on food quality, quantity and
content, and depends on consummation time of separate meals.
According to dieticians' opinion, avoiding attacks of huger
is one of the most important roles of snacks. Snacks suppress appetite and
sooth the stomach.
After many years of research, rules
have been set about recommended daily intake and the proposed schedules of
daily intake which are physiologically most acceptable. They are issued like
guidelines with proposed standard values.
conclude, when observing traditional customs of cuisine, that the frequency of
food intake has changed noticeably, which is the result of life style changes.
Prior to the
rapid development of urban lifestyle planning meals and work were associated
with climatic conditions. Thus, the day began with sunrise, while the last
daily obligations ended with the sunset. Therefore, resting and taking meals were
also planned due to mentioned. Today we describe this life rhythm as
How many meals do we need?
The amount of food which gives
a certain balance of nutrients and sufficient energy should be divided into
three main meals and two snacks. Thus we provide the body with enough energy
which eliminates the hunger and we maintain the maximum working capacity.
The most common bad eating
- Long hours of starvation
(too long pauses between meals)
- Skipping breakfast (first
meal in afternoon)
- Overeating (rare and too
- Late meals (late in the evening).
Although the meal choice is
good and all the intake standards are met, mentioned bad habits may lead to
health disorder and working capacity decrease.
Drawn by daily obligations in
a constant race with time, often we do not have enough time to even think of
food. Secretly we are proud of ourselves so we consider our reduced desire for
food like our strong will in successive body weight control. Reduced desire for
food is most often the result of reserves from previous day late meals which
has nothing to do with our determination and strong will.
Thus, it is good that modern
man adopt the habit of having breakfast before leaving the house. Technologists
have produced various products which makes preparing breakfast easy and simple
with minimal use of dishes and, most importantly, requires very little time for
Not less important is having a
snack in morning hours which requires only few minutes of our precious time.
With a short break from work and restoration of energy, you will get a
guaranteed better rest of the day. Take a few minutes of your time for a little
snack every day.
What do we achieve with morning snacks?
Our mood is much better,
optimistic and relaxed if we are not hungry.
Prior to the rapid
development of urban life, planning meals and work were connected with nature
so the day, just like the first meal, began with sunrise.
Work results are better if our
energy supply (necessary and precious fuel) is in accordance with energy
consumption. If you want better work results from yourself and your associates,
make sure to take necessary time for a snack, which can be an excellent
opportunity for informal, relaxed conversations.
Illustrative example for this
is a secretary Roley who inevitably every morning cut pieces of fruit for her boss before his
regular morning meeting. Roley had to leave for a few days and was replaced
with diligent staff who did their best to do the job. However, the boss was
very cantankerous, deconcentrated, bursting out with the sharp words. When
Roley came back things have normalized. Do you guess why?
According to the dieticians,
avoiding attacks of hunger is one of the most important role of snacks. People
who are on diet when attacked by hunger tend to lose control of food intake and
tempted to intake large amounts of food (whatever food). Snacks help preventing
such hunger attacks by soothing stomach and suppressing appetite.
What to chose
choice should certainly be fruit. For a better and brighter look, it is of
little energy value and guarantees enough energy for daily activities.
suggested to take meals which are not fried or too salty, which can make school
hours more difficult to endure. Ideal is originally packed meal in packaging
which ensures maximum hygiene. Therefore, the appropriate meals for scholars
would be dried and fresh fruit, energy bars, yogurts, imaginatively prepared
sandwiches, fruit juices...