Do you skip dinner to lose weight

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Soappy, May 23, 2014.

  1. ShadowCat

    ShadowCat New Member

    Ayurveda, India's "science of life" suggests that skipping dinner is a healthy practice, as long as you eat well during the course of the day. The body metabolises and refuels most effectively between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., so it is ideal to refrain from eating at this time. A study done by researchers in the Czech Republic performed a 24 week trial during which they split 54 people into 2 groups. The first gtoup were given breakfast, lunch and then dinner served around 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. while the other group was given a larger breakfast and then a larger lunch served at around 4 p.m. Although both groups lost weight, the group that had two large meals per day lost more weight than the group fed three smaller meals.

    That being said, I agree with LuXiaojun. Weight loss is achieved based on calorie intake and calories purged. For example, if you eat a pizza at 5 p.m. and skip dinner, you will still have a higher calorie intake than if you eat a tuna sub and Garden salad at 8 p.m. Your health and weight are based on two things: genetics and what you put in your body. What you eat is actually a larger factor because it can actually rescind your genetics in a positive or negative way.

    Time and the rate of occurance in meal consumption is an illusion. WHAT you eat is far more important than when you eat. I still believe you should be sure to eat a balanced breakfast, as it is the first meal of the day and sets your course of productivity for the entire day, but opt for healthy calories and attempt to squeeze some leafy greens in there somewhere rather than engorge yourself with a heaping bacon and scrambled eggs breakfast! Lunch and dinner are more of a social affirmation than an indication of a necessary, specific time for meal consumption. There are literally thousands of ways to lose weight, so do your research, but more importantly, do what works for you!
  2. kyra mckeigan

    kyra mckeigan New Member

    You should never skip a meal! You should ATLEAST be eating 3 square meals a day with 2 snacks in between. Reasoning for this is because your body will get into a routine of using your food as energy instead of storing it, and routine is great when trying to build metabolism. You should also try and eat at the same time everyday, your body will start to react to what you are doing before you even know it. Try removing a lot of carbs from your diet. Stick to having them for one meal out of your day. Breakfast is usually a great time to have carbs (oatmeal, toast, sugar free cereal) Because throughout the day, your body will have turned the carb into energy for your body to keep going throughout the rest of the day. Add lots of veggies, especially green ones! Try staying away from too many fruits which have natural sugars & carbs.
  3. TiffyP

    TiffyP New Member

    I never skip meals in order to lose weight. It can do more harm than good to start engaging in this type of behavior. The truth of the matter is that weight loss is primarily about balance and moderation. If you eat the right foods for your body and get a reasonable amount of exercise, then there is no need to skip meals. The weight will fall off until you reach the right weight for your body.
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  4. OnlineRenegade

    OnlineRenegade New Member

    When it comes to losing weight I do not think skipping meals will work in the long run. I have come to the harsh conclusion that there is no realistic lasting way to lose weight without healthy food and exercise. Shortcuts like skipping meals will only backfire (believe me I've tried).
  5. youngtag

    youngtag New Member

    I have never minded to avoid any supper to either detached hold up or to include weight in light of the fact that am satisfied with my body size and weight.

    I conviction if one has any well-being issue for instance being overweight, he or she ought to visit the specialist or specialists to give direction on the best way to escape from the mess.
  6. Beth

    Beth New Member


    Weight loss is a tricky subject, while it does boil down to calories in/calories out there are a lot of hormone fluctuations caused by eating or fasting during the day that can have a large effect on your weight loss. Please keep in mind there is no such thing as "spot treatment" with exercise! For example, doing crunches will not decrease the size of your waist line but merely increase your core strength. Cardio and calories in/calories out is the only way to lose a significant amount of weight - please do yourself a favor and eat dinner!
  7. soupie

    soupie New Member

    Yeah, it's really not good to skip meals. Your body will tap into your stored energy and will really slow down your metabolism!
  8. TainaF

    TainaF New Member

    Oh no, skipping dinner is a no for me. Why would anyone jeopardize their metabolism for a silly idea like this? Not only are you going to be starving the next morning, you'll actually gain weight when you go back to your regular eating routine. I don't recommend skipping meals to lose weight.
  9. Haruko

    Haruko New Member

    Іn rеаlіtу, skірріng dіnnеr mау оr mау nоt hurt уоu wеіght lоss wіsе. Іt hаs аbsоlutеlу nоthіng tо dо wіth skірріng dіnnеr but аmоunt оf саlоrіеs уоu mау bе gаіnіng оr lоsіng bесаusе уоu аrе skірріng dіnnеr. Іt іs аll аbоut саlоrіеs іn аnd саlоrіеs оut. Fіgurе оut уоur Ваsаl Меtаbоlіс Rаtе (ВМR) аnd stау bеlоw thаt аnd уоu wіll DЕFІΝІТЕLY lоsе wеіght. Ѕо, іf skірріng dіnnеr іs mаkіng уоu еаt mоrе thrоughоut thе rеst оf thе dау, thеn іt mау асtuаllу bе саusіng уоu gаіn wеіght bесаusе уоu fееl lіkе уоu hаvе tо соmреnsаtе аnd еаt оvеr уоur саlоrіе lіmіt thrоughоut thе rеst оf thе dау. Іf skірріng dіnnеr іs сuttіng dоwn саlоrіеs fоr уоu, thеn уоu wіll lоsе wеіght. Іn thе еnd, іt's аll аbоut thоsе numbеrs. І'd suggеst соuntіng саlоrіеs usіng аn рhоnе арр lіkе МуFіtnеssРаl. Іt rеаllу рuts іntо реrsресtіvе whаt аnd hоw muсh уоu'rе еаtіng.
  10. jonatha

    jonatha New Member

    I use to do that a whole lot! I'll have those "I'm fat" days, forcing myself to to lose weight. many ways include skipping dinner, breakfast, even lunch. One time I went a whole day without eating, (only hydrating with water) and that was the worst, not so smart day of my life. Anyone trying to lose weight and decides to skip meals, I highly recommend you to reconsider. Such actions may worsen things, actually making you gain weight!

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