Will A Big Dinner Stop Weight Loss?


Every fitness magazine or news report tells you the “facts” about weight loss:

No carbs after 5pm

Big breakfast, small dinner

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Stop eating 3 hours before bedtime

However in my experience with clients and my own body, often it’s about doing the opposite of these rules to see the best results.

And the science agrees – there are studies that show many methods work.

There are at least 4 studies highlighting breakfast is the most beneficial, and another 4 or more highlighting nighttime eating to be more beneficial than breakfast.


It’s not hard to see why.

The media like to share stories that sell advertising – so the more shocking, contradictory or ‘new’ they are, the greater the appeal.

What it does highlight is that there are many methods that work.

In fact, most diets are very similar in that they control portions; they encourage activity, and food quality matters.

At the end of the day, it comes down to this:

Find what works for you, and what you can maintain for a long time.

And then, reassess your progress on a bi-weekly or monthly basis. If you’re seeing results and feeling great, keep going.

If not, simply make some minor tweaks, stick to it, and reassess again.

There’s never a “best” approach for anybody.

Be very cautious if any medical or fitness professional tells you there is.