Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Is it better to eat ice cream after lunch or dinner?
In the U.S., people have a tendency to eat a lighter lunch and then a heavier dinner. This is one of the main reasons why salads are so popular during lunch. Well, I love ice cream and I tend to eat ice cream after dinner. Fortunately, I have a healthy BMI (body mass index) and I exercise regularly, so my ice cream eating habit hasn't made a big impact on my weight yet. However, I think about my health whenever I eat ice cream. For the last few days, I've been thinking about switching my routine ice cream eating routine. Instead of eating ice cream after dinner, I think I'm going to eat it after lunch. After all, I tend to eat less for lunch (I've succumbed to the American way of things) and this way, I get to burn those ice cream calories during the day.
So is it better to eat ice cream after lunch or dinner? I don't think you'll find many clinical studies answering that question. Allow me to conduct this little study on myself and I'll report my findings. Consider this a case report: ice cream after lunch vs. after dinner.