Meals

A meal is an eating occasion that takes place at a specific time and includes specific, prepared food. Meals occur primarily at homes, restaurants, and cafeterias, but may occur anywhere. Regular meals occur on a daily basis, typically several times a day. Special meals are usually held in conjunction with such occasions as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and holidays. A meal is different from a snack in that meals are larger, more varied, and more filling than snacks.

Meals

Meals

Breakfast is usually eaten within an hour or two after a person wakes in the morning.

Lunch or dinner is eaten around mid-day, usually between 11 am and 2 pm. In some areas, the name will change between these two depending on the content of the meal.

Dinner or tea is a meal eaten in the evening. In some areas, the name will change between these two depending on the content of the meal.

Supper is often a meal eaten later in the evening, prior to retiring for bed.

The type of meal served or eaten at any given time varies by custom and location. Further, the names of meals are often interchangeable by custom as well, such as some will serve dinner as the main meal at midday, with supper as the late afternoon/early evening meal and others may call their midday meal lunch and their early evening meal supper. These can vary from region to region or even family to family.

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Meal Plans

Five smaller meals can be better than three larger ones. Eating small healthy meals more often can help you eat sensibly throughout the day. I eat 3 meals, 2-3 snacks a day and I drink 6-8 glass of water a day.

Food pyramid

Food pyramid

Breakfast You need a good source of complex carbohydrates and sufficient protein, vitamins and minerals to get your day off to the best start. My breakfast is a Healthy Breakfast is high in protein to help build lean muscle mass, and calorie-controlled at 220 kcal. A nutritious and convenient choice for busy mornings.

Snack Healthy, portion controlled snacks play a valuable role in your daily diet and help you stop reaching for those unhealthy ‘treats’ that can pile on the pounds. I like Protein Bar this is high protein snack.

Lunch Take a Formula 1 Shake or Healthy Meal Bar if you’re controlling your weight. It’s calorie-controlled and high in protein which builds lean muscle mass. Plus it helps to balance your energy levels which can avoid unhealthy snacking during the day. Or if you’re looking to maintain your weight, enjoy a balanced and varied lunch.

Snack Enjoy one healthy snack during the day. Have a piece of fresh fruit, or for a delicious high protein snack, try a Healthy Snacks or Gourmet Tomato Soup.

Dinner Enjoy a balanced and varied dinner, including a mix of lean protein, complex carbohydrates and a variety of vegetables.