This is going to sound like really bad advice at first, but skipping dinner is something that I do from time to time. Tonight’s a great example of a time when it’s an idea that works for me.
I had a smoothie for breakfast, an edamame and barley salad for lunch, some guacamole and chips as a snack. Lastly I got into two cookies that my daughter made. I was doing really well up until the cookies.
I finished my guac and chips around 4:30 and made baked chicken and broccoli for my family. Because I’m not a big fan of meat and because of the cookies, I thought it wouldn’t hurt me to skip dinner tonight. It’s now 8:25 and I’m feeling fine. Bedtime is right around the corner and tomorrow is another day to eat.
We all have different hunger cycles. I can delay breakfast until 10:30 some mornings, but eat a big lunch and several healthy snacks between 1:00 and 4:00. Afternoons are definitely my hungry time of the day. Then I start to taper off.
Certainly it’s not good to do this all the time, but when you’ve eaten something that you regret, and eaten enough healthies most of the day, skipping dinner can give you an edge on balancing out your calories for the day.
Some days, it’s just what I need.
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