New Delhi: It is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That is because a good breakfast can fill you up adequately to fuel your brain and body throughout the day. However, the importance of a good lunch is not stressed on so much. It is said that you must eat breakfast like a King and the same advice also applies to people who are trying to lose weight.
It is relatively easier to skip breakfast than to skip lunch, so everyone ultimately does end up eating during noontime. However, if you are someone with weight loss as your goal, you need to also need to tailor your meals in a way that they are both nutritious and boost energy as well as are easy to digest and low in calories.
Here are some foods you can include in your lunch, to lose weight:
1. Whole Grains: Depending on your weight loss goal, you can include some amount of whole grains in your lunch. Be it in the form of chapattis, whole wheat sandwiches or any oats preparation, eating whole grains can ensure you stay full for longer.
2. Vegetables: Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and spinach are both nutritious and low in calories. Try and include more of these veggies for lunch. Make sure they are cooked though as uncooked vegetables may be less nutritious.
3. Lean Proteins: This is one nutrient your lunch must have. Lean proteins can be added to your afternoon meals in the form of chicken, tuna, turkey or beans, tofu and lentils in case of vegetarian meals.
4. Probiotics: Foods like curd and yogurt can be an important addition to your afternoon meals, as they help in easy digestion of the food.
Eating well is a major part of weight loss and it’s crucial to plan your meals in a way that you meet your nutritional requirements.