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Weight Loss Tips: Is it beneficial to skip dinner for losing weight?

If one eats too few calories, your body will go into starvation mode and hold on to fat stores. If you keep doing this, instead of losing weight, you may gain weight.

Sakshi Verma Written By: Sakshi Verma New Delhi Published on: December 06, 2023 21:22 IST
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Image Source : FREEPIK Is it beneficial to skip dinner for losing weight?

It is a common belief among us that eating less food can lead to weight loss. However, the truth is quite the opposite. We women even skip meals to get a fit figure, which should not be done at all. Yes, if someone is advising you that skipping dinner will help you lose weight, then the advice is completely wrong. Skipping meals can be harmful to your health and your weight may increase instead of decrease. By doing this your body does not get enough nutrients. Dinner is an essential part of your daily diet as it ensures that the body gets the necessary nutrients and calories.

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This is the effect of skipping dinner

  • Dinner is one of the most important meals of the day as it gives your body adequate nutrition and energy to perform all body functions properly. But when you skip your dinner, you feel lethargic and weak. This can further disrupt your work. Along with this, your sleep cycle also gets affected. It will reduce your weight for one-half day, but it does not happen on the rest of the days. This makes your body weak.
  • Skipping meals can slow your metabolic rate, which can lead to weight gain or make it harder to lose weight. If you eat too few calories, your body goes into conservation mode, slowing your metabolism. This means you burn fewer calories.
  • If you think that you are losing weight by skipping dinner then it is wrong. This also increases weight and also increases stress (tips to remove stress). Skipping any meal causes your body to release steroid hormones to combat the stress threat and one side effect of this is weight gain.
  • When you skip meals or go for long periods without eating, your body goes into survival or preservation mode. It stimulates your cells and body to eat, due to which you start eating junk food or processed food at any time. If you are skipping meals, then even the wrong option seems more appealing to you and then you start eating too many unhealthy foods.
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