Is skipping dinner a good idea?

This might or might not be a good idea. Find out below

Food is the basis and the fuel for a body to survive. Going by the old saying, ‘eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper’, there is no other true meaning to life than having a plate full of food. Even if one is on a certain diet, food comprises the basis of it albeit less. And owing to the various diet fads taking up the market, many advocate skipping on any of the three meals. However, if doctors or fitness experts are to be believed, they do not recommend skipping any meal but they do recommend watching what we eat and how much we eat.

Is it a good or a bad idea?

Well, most often than not why people skip their dinner is with the so many diet ideas that are sold every second over the internet that tells them to not consume any calorie in the might as it will stay on their body. This is advised so basically so as a means to lose weight. However, if medical experts are to be believed, skipping meals, even dinner for that matter, is not a good idea.

To lose weight one needs to pay attention to the amount of calorie intake they are doing in a day, especially during the night before going to sleep. The idea is to reduce the number of calories one consumes and increase the calories one burns through exercise. The key is to effectively manage one’s time in such a way that no matter when you sleep, dinner has to be consumed between 7 to 8 pm in the evening.

At any cost skipping meals altogether can result in tiredness and more importantly, means that the body misses out on essential nutrients. As a result, the body feels hunger at odd hours, maybe the middle of the night, and one is more likely to snack on high-fat and high-sugar foods resulting in weight gain.  

What happens when you skip a meal?
First things first, skipping any meal leads to draining of energy from the body. Be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner. There is energy restriction, and though you might remove a given portion of the meal that gives energy and overcompensate it in the meals that come before or after, it won’t be enough to totally compensate for it.

Secondly, it affects the metabolic state of the body as it transits through different states. So if you skip a meal your body starts to consume fats already present as fuel. However, there is a lot more you can achieve without having to skip any meal.

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