Your eating pattern like time of meals, the gap between meals, portion size, and behavior towards food are important determining factors for your fitness goals.
Keeping long gaps between meals, to eat less or reduce calorie intake, can do more harm than good.
Longer than normal gaps can cause acidity, bloating, diseases and may increase risk of overeating.
It is best to consume small and frequent meals as it leaves no room for cravings and untimely hunger.
It is important to develop the habit of drinking water as a routine and not just when thirsty.
Staying hydrated by drinking sufficient water is important for weight, digestion, and energy levels.
Snack right by eating healthy foods, at the right time, and in the right portion size.
Nuts and Seeds, roasted makhanas, roasted chickpeas, etc make for healthy, protien-rich snacks.