A particular diet, which includes not eating solid food after 5.00 pm: here are its benefits
There is one thing that all diets have in common: the lightness of dinner. But there is one that goes much further, and that the dinner just does not provide for it: it is the fasting diet in the evening. The rule? After 5pm, no solid food is allowed: in this way you lose up to 3 kilos in 15 days and it is less difficult to sleep.
The fasting evening diet, which is advised not to be followed for more than two weeks consecutively, plans to eat normally (without exaggerating) from breakfast to the afternoon snack, and then – after 17.00 – to take only plenty of liquids, such as herbal teas. At breakfast, this regimen requires a full vitamin, with fresh fruit, skim milk or low-fat yogurt sweetened with a teaspoon of honey. Snacks, on the other hand, must be healthy but not too light: the best solution is to opt for a wholemeal sandwich stuffed with 100 grams of spreadable cheese and a few walnuts, with 150 grams of cow ricotta and some hazelnuts, with a breast of roast chicken and some lettuce. Or, you can opt for 200 grams of low-fat yogurt with two tablespoons of muesli or a smoothie prepared with 500 ml of skimmed milk, a banana and a teaspoon of honey.
It is therefore a hypocaloric regime, which avoids ingesting too many calories at the time of the day when it burns less, and should therefore eat less. From the nutritional point of view, the dinner is in fact the least important meal, but it is also the most risky "sgarro": generally you get to the table hungry, especially if you do not make a snack, and you continue to eat even in front of the TV . Here, then, that eliminating for a while solid foods after 17.00, allows to lose weight, to deflate and to fall asleep easily as the stomach is not overloaded and is not engaged in the digestion of "difficult" foods.
So what to consume for "dinner", with the fasting diet in the evening? Certainly plenty of herbal teas: fennel, linden, red fruits, carcadé. Instead, lunch must be sufficiently nutritious: a plate of turkey with 60 grams of whole wheat bread, grilled vegetables and an apple; 200 grams of roasted sea bass with 200 grams of boiled potatoes and a fruit; 80 grams of pasta with tomato sauce with a small bowl of lettuce and an apple; an omelette prepared with two eggs and two tablespoons of cow ricotta, 200 grams of boiled green beans, 30 grams of whole wheat bread and a pear. Or, again, a dish of pea rice or ricotta and spinach ravioli seasoned with butter and sage. A normal meal, in short, followed by a nutritious snack to be able to withstand the evening fast.