Should we “eat like a pauper at night”, maybe even skip meals altogether, or does it matter what time we get the majority of our calories? The answers to these questions are much more complex than you might think. After all, evening intermittent fasting offers some benefits, but it can also backfire if you do it wrong. In the following you will find out for whom skipping dinner can be particularly interesting, what you should consider and what health benefits promises dinner skipping.
These 4 Things Happen When You Skip Dinner
1. You save calories unless…
If you consistently skip dinner, you’ll save calories and lose weight in the long run. Unless, of course, you catch up on the calories you’ve saved elsewhere the next day, such as by overdoing it in the morning, completely starving. Indeed, if you deprive your body of too many calories, it goes into emergency mode and tries to take you with you. hungry (hot) have them munch on it for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack. Before you know it, you’ll have regained the calories you saved overnight, and the scales don’t change. So it only adds up if you’re comfortable eating a full meal at noon and not eating for about 16 hours.
Point: If you don’t like long periods of starvation, you can also lose weight with a classic calorie deficit. Intermittent fasting is not mandatory!
2. Your risk of diabetes decreases
At least if you are one of the 80% of people whose insulin curve peaks in the morning and declines in the evening. The lower insulin level in the evening means we are less able to process carbohydrates later in the day, which means our blood sugar levels is high all night. Late consumption of sugar and other carbohydrates may increase the risk of diabetes, especially in people who already have reduced insulin sensitivity – a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Animal studies have shown that meal breaks longer can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. According to the German Nutrition Society (DGE), it is not yet clear whether this also applies to humans: “Human clinical studies on the effect of intermittent fasting are only available in small numbers and their statements are unclear”.
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