Thursday, February 21, 2013

Can we skip meals like breakfast or lunch?

A lot of people think that skipping meals is the best way to go in losing weight, especially since you are eliminating calories from your diet. 

Shouldn't that equal weight loss? 
No. Skipping meals is a definite NO and NO and will not help you lose weight. 

Here's what happens when you skip meals:

Your cravings spike. 

Skip a meal and you'll find yourself craving food. Come your next meal, you'll more likely make a bad decision. This definitely is not practical over the long term and may actually make you gain weight.

Your metabolism will slow down making you tired and lethargic.

Skipping meals deprives your body of essential energy it needs to functions efficiently. Here, your body shift to fasting mode, looking to preserve energy. This in return makes your tired and lethargic. 

The result: your metabolism slows causing you to burn fewer calories. End of the day your hops to lose weight are nullified as your calorie output decreases together with your calorie intake.

Don't skip meals. Best is to maintain a diet with 5-6 smaller yet balanced meals. Eating frequently turns your body into a furnace that burns energy throughout the day. Consequently increasing your metabolism!