Skip a meal. A tried and tested formula. After all, who hasn’t done that in their weight loss journey? To drop off a few kilos, it’s usual to start with skipping meals, assuming not eating will help lose weight.
Yes, it does help in weight loss, but for how long… a few days, a week maybe
People who skip meals do not realize that they later gorge on high-calorie, nutrient-poor snacks and in between meals. More often than not overcompensating for the skipped meal.
Try to remember how many times you have gorged on a few biscuits or made yourself a 2-minute noodle because you were feeling low as a result of your skipping a meal.
Dealing with hunger pangs and energy drain is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what’s going on in your body when you decide to forgo an entire meal.
While your body’s exact reaction to a missed meal will depend on your age, health, and diet, the act of skipping can jump-start a range of physiological processes!
Let’s take a peek and see what really happens when you skip a meal: Continue reading