Eating your meals on time is equally essential to eating healthy food to maintain your health. If you eat food late at night, it can be harmful rather than beneficial for you. So, always try to be as early you can be when it is about eating the last meal of your day.
As per Ayurveda, it is healthy to eat a night meal before or around the sunset. It is beneficial to eat your dinner early because the body’s metabolism is not the same in the nighttime as that in the daytime. Due to this, it gets hard to digest certain foods at night when the body is prepared to shut down. Therefore opting to eat early can help you improve your overall health.
Do not make a sudden shift in your routine if you have the habit of eating dinner late at night for a long time. Initially, you can try shifting your dinner time half an hour early than your regular time. Later, you can increase the time until you reach the sunset timing according to your region.
Suppose your regular eating time (dinner) is around 9 pm, move it to 8:30 pm initially. Practice this for at least three days. Later, you can shift half an hour before this timing, which means from 8:30 pm to 8 pm. And with this gradual practice, you will easily adopt this habit of eating the last meal of your day around sunset.