decreasing the dinner portion
قَالَهُ إمام رضا (ع): و من اراد ان يكون صالحا خفيف الجسم و اللحم فليقلل من عشائه.
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Imam Reza (PBUH) said:
“Anyone who wants to be healthy, svelte and in shape, should decrease his dinner portion.”
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Jill Corleone, RDN, LD
registered dietitian and health coach
Hawaiian Islands – USA
How to Lose Weight by Skipping Dinner
To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than your body needs, and skipping meals such as dinner may seem like an easy way to cut calories. It can backfire, however, if it leaves you too hungry or eating too few calories. Before starting your meal-skipping diet, consult a doctor or a registered dietitian for guidance.
How Skipping Dinner Helps With Weight Loss
No matter what strategy you use drop unwanted pounds, the key is to create a negative calorie balance. Given that 1 pound of fat equals 3,500 calories, reducing your calorie intake by 500 calories a day may help you lose 1 pound of fat in a week. For example, a 30-year-old women who is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds and doesn’t exercise needs 2,100 calories to maintain her weight and 1,600 calories to lose.
For many, dinner is the largest meal of the day, and skipping it may save those 500 calories you need to lose the weight. However, this strategy only works if you’re not compensating for those lost dinner calories by eating more at breakfast, lunch and snacks. To keep calories under control, distribute them evenly between breakfast and lunch, and leave a few hundred calories for snacks. For example, on a 1,600-calorie weight-loss diet, you’d eat 600 calories at breakfast and lunch, and have 400 calories left over to distribute between two snacks.