Islamic Medicine

decreasing the dinner portion

decreasing the dinner portion

قَالَهُ إمام رضا (ع): و من اراد ان يكون صالحا خفيف الجسم و اللحم فليقلل من عشائه.

طب الرضا، صفحه 269

Imam Reza (PBUH) said:

“Anyone who wants to be healthy, svelte and in shape, should decrease his dinner portion.”

Teb-o- Reza, P 269

Scientific proofs

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.




  • Hi,
    Some experts like Ayatollah tabrizian have a different view about lunch and dinner!
    According to the text of hadiths, they strongly advise that the lunch should be canceled and the dinner should not be left.
    Can you explain about this?
    Thank you

    • Hi
      As you said, some experts have different views, but here we have written about the most acceptable and the most logical view. It is provable by Hadith and science both.

    • but we prefer the Islamic one. because the science of the modern medicine is based on experiments and the limitation of the human, however, the science of the Islamic medicine comes from Allah. people are free to choose.

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