Two meals a day, even for diabetics, is better than 3, but for those who need to have a third meal in the day, the following are recommendations to keep it healthy.
- Allow 5 hours to pass between lunch and supper to allow your stomach time to complete digestion and rest after lunch.
- Eat at least 3 hours before bedtime.
- Supper should be light and small, consisting of easily-digested foods. This means that you should avoid fats (nuts, avocado, coconut, peanut butter, seeds, oils, butters, animal products, etc.), which require longer to digest.
- A large variety of foods at this meal will prolong digestion, and should be avoided (especially fruits and vegetables combined).