Your work output can only be up to the mark if your health permits you. In order to be able to do that 9-5 job of yours, ensure that you eat proper foods and not skip meals. It is important to make lifestyle choices that boost your health and give you the energy to carry on every day.
On Instagram, nutritionist Nmami Agarwal explains in a video that an ideal diet comprises specific food items consumed in the form of breakfast, morning snack, lunch and dinner. She says one must eat something that is “nutrient dense” in the morning, so that they can “break the long fast between sleeping and waking hours”.
During breakfast, Agarwal says that the body is “most adaptable for absorbing nutrients”. “So, an ideal blend of carbs, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals is good”, the expert states, adding that you can opt for idli-sambar, besan chilla, or an omelette with toast.
Agarwal warns against having a heavy lunch, which can make you feel sleepy and lazy. It is, therefore, important to be mindful of the portion size. “A blend of roti, dal, sabzi, raita and rice is good to go,” she advises.
Between 4 pm and 6 pm, have an evening snack — “carry roasted chana and makhana, hummus with vegetable sticks. Also carry a fruit with you that you can eat on your way back home”, the expert suggests.
Agarwal reminds that dinner should always be light, “because the physical activity at this time reduces”. “If you are a non-vegetarian, you can have chicken with vegetables,” she says in the video, adding that vegetarians can have roti, sabzi, and dal.