There's a common myth out there that the surest way to lose weight is to skip dinner. But this is a total misconception.
Not eating anything after 17:00 really does help the weight loss process but the results are short-term. If you go back to your old eating habits you risk gaining back double the pounds lost.
The secret to weight lose is the long-term change of habits. Don't skip dinner, simply make it a healthy one instead. To avoid any stomach problems just be moderate. Forget about large, abundant servings.
Moderation is the key to preventing obesity and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Find out the most suitable foods for a healthy dinner below. And don't forget - to be completely healthy, you should eat your dinner 1.5 - 2 hours before bed at the latest.
1. Non-fatty foods
When you overeat with fatty foods they increase blood flow to the stomach and you get that heavy feeling.
2. Easily digestible foods
Heavy food is difficult to digest when you're sleeping because metabolism slows down. That is why you should forget about fatty meats, liver, bean and mushroom dishes for dinner. Instead, bet on foods that your body can digest within 3 hours after eating, such as baked non-fatty meat, seafood, vegetables, boiled potatoes and sweet fruits.
3. Low calorie foods
High calorie foods need to be eaten no later than 3 p.m. For dinner you need to have about 25% of your daily caloric intake or about 400-450 calories.
4. Foods that help you fall asleep
These contain calcium, which guarantees adequate brain function and magnesium, which helps the muscles relax. Both elements are abundant in cereals, baked fish, all Cruciferous vegetables and peas. Other suitable foods include bananas, figs and tuna - they contain the amino acid tryptophan which regulates sleep.