Have you heard, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper"? For all those who have been working lately on their bodies to shed those extra kilos must have heard that skipping the last meal really helps. Honestly, I tried it too.
Almost a year back one day when I asked my personal trainer to write down a diet for me, he said, eat anything during the day but always skip dinner. I was told that not having anything post 7 pm can help me shed those extra kilos really quick.
I felt different for a few days but then I realised it really worked. I was able to shed a lot of weight after I started skipping dinner. Other than helping you lose weight quickly, not having your dinner also has some surprising benefits for your body. Read on.
With our hectic working schedule, a lot of us reach home late and end up having our dinner really late. Having your dinner late makes you feel bloated and this worsens your condition in the morning. This will make you feel uncomfortable when you wake up and this ruins your entire day. When you skip your dinner, you feel fresh and light in the morning.
Our digestive system doesn't work properly at night. Having a heavy dinner at night means that you will have to suffer from indigestion as your system isn't able to digest it properly. This disturbs your sleep and that further affects your overall health.
Helps In Weight Loss
According to a lot of studies, skipping dinner is an easy way to lose weight. Eating lesser calories helps you shed those extra kilos and skipping your meal is an easy way to cut down the calories from your diet. Dinner is the heaviest meal of the day and skipping it helps you save all those calories.
Gives You More Energy
After skipping your last meal, you wake up with more energy and this you can use to hit the gym. You head out to the
gym with more energy
. This helps you burn more calories.
Maintains Blood Sugar Levels
Not eating dinner helps you balance your
blood sugar levels
. Not having processed or sugary foods at night will help keep your blood sugar stable at night. This further helps you sleep well and you wake up fresh.
Controls Hunger Hormone
A study suggests that not eating before going to bed helps you control your hunger hormone. It helps you control your hunger pangs.
Skipping dinner may work for people who want to lose weight quickly but that doesn't mean you eat anything all day. You need to keep a check on the calories you have during the day. You need to keep your
diet really healthy
to maintain a balance.
Well, skipping dinner may have numerous benefits but if you are undergoing some medical treatment or suffering from a health issue, you should not be doing it without consulting your doctor. Also, if skipping your last meal doesn't suit you after a few days and you start to feel weak then you should stop or consult a doctor. For more such stories, stay tuned!