Is it bad to skip dinner, I have nothing prepared and the thought of having to figure out something is too much. 10 hrs in the salon Christmas week is crazy. I just want to get off my feet maybe have a cup of decaf and go to bed. Just wasn't sure if skipping a meal was a bad idea.

21 Answers

g.candice
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Are you hungry? If you aren't, then don't worry. Have that cup of decaf and go to bed.

CeolaH
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I'm hungry but I dont care lol


Donald_Felton58
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Most can do really well by just eating when hungry. Not hungry, don’t eat.

The one exception for some of us is breakfast. Some of us will see our BG rise in the morning until we eat. That used to be the case for me. I still see some elevation in the morning but not nearly as bad as it used to be.

If morning numbers are an issue maybe consider a small fatty protein snack before bed. Like a few nuts or a piece of cheese. Then something soon after waking. Otherwise no need to eat if not hungry.

CeolaH
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Thank you!


Donald_Felton58
Answered 6 months ago    reply

There’s one other potential issue. If you’re on glucose lowering meds like a sulfonylurea or insulin you may need to eat to avoid a low or better yet get advice from your dr or pharmacist on a suitable dose reduction or elimination of the dose if a meal is skipped.

CeolaH
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Just metformin


B.Pilgrim68
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I am doing LCHF and not on meds. My doctor told me I could skip a meal or even fast for a day if I wanted too. have some chicken broth


Gidget.Hetherington
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I try to keep pepperoni and cream cheese on hand just for times like this.


anaya_c
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Have a boiled egg.


Nesmith_bubbly
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I usually keep cheese(already cut and ready to grab) and almonds on hand for easy snacks

anaya_c
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Me too!


alluring_whiting85
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Check your blood sugar and make an informed decision. If its low consider eating at least a snack.


emotionalauthor80
Answered 6 months ago    reply

We sometimes just have a cup of instant broth with a tea spoon of butter and a table spoon of HWC, it's creamy and wonderful and very satisfying.


Otten.L
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Did you know that the 3-meal a day thing is a made up invention and has nothing to do with nutrition. Same with the suggestion to snack. Absolutely nothing to do with nutrition - however it does help sell a lot of products when consumers think they're supposed to eat stuff all the time. I'd say that's called force feeding. __ Sometimes we're hungry and sometimes we're not. Not hungry, don't eat. Don't force feed, makes for sick ppl.

anaya_c
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Interesting concept. I tend to get weak, dizzy without any food over 5-6 hours, but wouldn't our bodies dump glucose knowing we need something for energy if we don't eat, sort of like dawn phenomenon?

CeolaH
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Collette good question , I don't know the answer but I'm interested

gatson
Answered 6 months ago    reply

This is an area where different people are actually different. My body does well with extended fasts, others do not. I hate that my body does well, though, because I love any excuse to eat more food.

anaya_c
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Gatson my body doesn't mind, but my blood sugar sure does.

Otten.L
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Collette Ceola - What Gatson^^ said. Some people do well with extended fasts, others do not. __ In my case the longer my Keto/LCHF lifestyle the more normalized my BGs became. The more normalized my BGs became the less of an issue skipping a meal/snack became for me. Eventually snacks weren't even in my schedule anymore. __ If you aren't able to skip a meal & aren't really hungry and there's no meds/insulin factor that might make skipping a meal dangerous for you (ie - low BGs), then why not have a small snack instead. __ The snack can help you transition safely.

CeolaH
Answered 6 months ago    reply

I did end up having a piece of cheese. Because I was hungry but not hungry enough to prepare something more.

Otten.L
Answered 6 months ago    reply

Ceola Sounds like it worked for you.


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