Countless wisdom is circulating on the subject of “What to eat and when?” However, most people agree that a late dinner is usually not good. The new trend called dinner canceling goes one step further: no dinner is better. At least occasionally.
Dinner Canceling may sound like a comedy sketch about hip diets, but the hoped-for effect sounds more than promising.
So skipping dinner should not only let the pounds tumble but even stop the aging process. Too good to be true? It’s worth taking a closer look.
What Is Dinner Cancellation?
Nothing more than “going to bed without supper.” But this is not about punishment for naughty children; instead, the idea is based on intermittent fasting.
At least once, but ideally two to three times a week, you should stop consuming calories after 5 pm at the latest. This also means restraint when it comes to drinks.
Unsweetened fruit and herbal teas and water are, of course, allowed, even expressly desired. They are your secret weapon in the fight against the small and ultimately big hunger that will set in at some point in the course of the evening.
Experts recommend starting increased fluid intake at least two hours before you usually eat dinner. This allows the stomach to expand and suppress hunger pangs.
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What Does Intermittent Fasting Do?
While there are no complete scientific studies on the benefits of dinner canceling, it is thought to increase the release of sleep hormones.
In addition, cell growth is said to be stimulated — so not eating dinner also acts as a brake on the aging process. However, the fact that skipping a meal can only positively affect weight should be taken for granted.
Are There Risks?
While the risk of malnutrition resulting from dinner canceling is negligible, it’s not uncommon for someone to overcompensate before or after fasting and indulge in a particularly bountiful lunch or breakfast — so the gold in the hip is right back on.
Therefore, a lot of discipline is required, which is why this type of weight control is not suitable for everyone. A greater danger comes from possible sleep disorders: if you roll awake in bed all night from hunger, you will not get anything from the good sides of intermittent fasting in the long term.
In addition, nobody will benefit from eating unhealthily outside of the fasting period: if you overexploit your body and calm your conscience by canceling dinner, you are harming yourself.
If you want to try it out, we recommend a gentle start: First, try skipping dinner just one evening a week and, if you are successful and like it, add another dinner cancellation after a few weeks.