Skipping meals might seem like an easy way to lose weight, but it actually may lead to weight gain if you eat more later to make up for it. But little do we know what negative impacts it can have on our bodies. For starters, skipping just one meal causes your blood-sugar levels to dive (or if it’s breakfast, to never get out of the starting gate at all). Also, without a new supply of calories, your system shifts into starvation mode in an effort to conserve energy. Your metabolism slows, so the food you do eventually take in isn’t burned off very efficiently.
Follow these tips to keep your body charged up all day and to stay healthy:
1. Never miss your breakfast
2. Only eat food that is home made
3. Get enough sleep
The smart strategy? Lose weight by eating smaller, healthier meals throughout the day