Even though we know it's bad for us, we still tend to skip meals sometimes. It may be because of our super hectic schedule, an effort to drop a few pounds or just simply because we don't have the appetite. Whatever the reason may be, it’s not good for the body.
We must be aware of some things that happen to our body when you skip a meal.
Fact: They’re not very pretty.
Here’s what happens when you skip a meal.
1. You get digestive problems.
What part of the body would widely affect skipping a meal instead of your tummy? None. It’s your stomach that may be hurting the most, even if you rarely skip meals. Our body is made to work through the digestion process. How you eat reflects your digestion.
2. You get more places to store fat.
When you skip meals, you tend to become hungrier early that day. It’s called overeating. If you your meals because of diet, you’re not making any progress by strictly restricting yourself. When you skip meals, your body gets confused. You’re only messing with your metabolism. When this happens, it will begin to store fat in order to preserve fuel.
3. Your hormones change.
When you skip a meal, you look and feel more stressed. You’re obviously depriving yourself from nutrients, so you’re promoting yourself some dull-and-dry skin, flat-and-boring hair. You’ll also be lacking protein, which is pretty much the building block of your prettiest parts.
4. You feel extra tired.
The key here is sugar. Without sugar, we won’t have any energy. If it is not circulating in the right amounts, every organ within the body can be impacted. Skipping just one meal will result in a drop in your body's blood sugar levels. Worse, if you skip breakfast, you’re depriving yourself from a jumpstart for your day. Without a steady supply of nutrients, your intellectual and emotional functioning can also change, resulting in irritability, mood swings and brain fog.
5. You tend to overeat.
If you have skipped most of your meals during the day and finally sit down to have dinner, you are in very, very, very high risk of overeating. Your body is starved, whether you like it or not, it’s going to make up for the meal you missed. You will only end up feeling guilty and sick.
In order to give yourself the best chance to put a stop to skipping meals, you must put into mind that you should take care of your body. Skipping meals will not make you lose weight. It if it does, you will eventually be losing more muscle than fat, which will make you look soggier and cause can dangerous belly fat.
It’s ideal to eat five meals a day – breakfast, a healthy snack, lunch, a healthy snack, and a light dinner.
You must eat regularly throughout the day to keep your metabolism running and your body feeling satisfied – you’ll lose more weight in that way.