We have all been in a meal that lasts for hours, with coffee and desktop included, in which unbuttoning the first button of our pants (or skirt) we say aloud, so that it is registered in the brains of all those who They listen to us: “Nothing happens, today we do not have dinner and that’s it”.
Is it healthy to skip meals? Many people who want to start a diet a little desperate and with short-term results think that the first thing to do is to restrict dinners. However, any nutritionist will tell you that you are very wrong and that this measure in any way.
Your body goes through certain processes when you skip a meal that you should read below to be aware of it, in case you have it as a frequent practice.
You lose weight, but…
What is the handicap? Dr. Brooke Alpert explains it perfectly in ‘ Prevention ‘: “People who skip meals are so hungry that, in the end, they end up eating more, so there are no truly significant results of weight loss.
Although on the other hand, a study conducted in 2017 in ‘ The Journal of Nutrition ‘ found that the most beneficial to health is to take a large breakfast, an average lunch five to six hours later and very little – almost a fast – for the night.
This leads to overeating
It is what he has. Stress increases the levels of appetite, so it is of little use that we eat as if there were no tomorrow, we did not have dinner because we felt guilty and the next day we wanted to have a hippopotamus breakfast. Alpert says that intermittent fasting for everyone so is not it better to control yourself and eat a little less.
Although you will feel less bloated
One of the positive effects of skipping meals is just this. Intermittent fasting gives your digestive system time to process foods that are already in your body. Studies have shown that during these periods when no food, individuals exhibited less inflammation, which can help fight the disease in the long term.
But also more tired
Many people decide to skip meals at work because they think they will perform better. It is a mistake. As we said in the previous point, fasting can help you not to feel bloated, but in return, as the hours pass you will have more and more desire to go to the envelope. When we do not feed our brains, it tells the body that it is time to turn off the lights.
Skipping meals lowers blood sugar, so you may find yourself sad or in a bad mood
In addition, by skipping meals your blood sugar decreases, so you are probably in a worse mood too. Glucose is the number one fuel for our brains, so when we do not have it we can get very, very angry. So, if you plan to skip meals and end up feeling sad, you already know the cause, and, above all, do not eat the first thing you find, unless it’s something healthy. This is one reason why people tend to overeat and consume sugar: because their body begins to desire it.
Although maybe you live more…
Okay, you will live a sad life and you will be in a bad mood, but at least it will be long. That is what a 2018 study from ‘ Cell Metabolism ‘ says, the researchers found that mice that underwent a fasting diet were healthier and lived longer in general than those who ate more often. They did not eat especially healthy foods, so this led researchers to think about the benefits of a healthy fast.
However, you will not keep the weight
If you do, it with the only reason to lose weight, (what we talked about skipping dinner) had better not do it. According to a study conducted in 2017 in the ‘ Journal of the American Medical Association ‘ (JAMA), ‘healthy’ diets and intermittent fasting share similar long-term results. This was one of the few studies of intermittent fasting performed in humans and found that after one year of diet the fasting group did not remain as constant, in terms of weight, as the group that did the normal diet.
As you can see, there are both positive and negative points. The Ying and the yang. It is your decision, therefore, to skip meals, especially considering that, Christmas arrives and you know what it touches … endless meals of many dishes and long aftermaths talking to the family. Take advantage!