Skipping Meals? NOT a Good Idea!

Hey Guys!

I hope you’re all well and finally enjoying the milder weather!

I’ve been a bit MIA from my usual consistent posts lately due to a big move, two new job’s and new school for my little guy but everything’s nice and settled now so I will be back with new content weekly which I hope you guy’s will enjoy 🙂

So with that being said the last while has been a bit hectic to say the least and one thing it did effect was my meal prep, meal prep to me is hugely important! I hate missing a meal as I know how important meal times are for my mind and body.

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I notice more and more that the idea of ‘skipping a meal’ ‘not eating breakfast, lunch, supper etc’ seems to be looked at in a good light by a lot of people as if cutting out an entire meal is great because your cutting down on your calorie intake – this mindset is totally wrong and I am going to explain why.

Whether you want to lose weight, maintain weight or build your muscle, you shouldn’t skip a meal no matter the situation!
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If you’re deprived of food, your body starts to find it difficult to process things or pay attention and starts to fatigue dramatically. 
Along with that, infrequent eating can cause drops in your blood sugar. If you skip just one meal, your body can remain pretty stable, but if it becomes
a recurring thing, it can cause hormonal changes in your body.

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Low blood sugar from starving, skipping meals and under eating also makes you feel both weak and dizzy!
Not enough calories will slow down your metabolism which in turn means that it becomes harder and harder for you to burn fat.
Your body panics and becomes desperate to conserve energy which leads to it slowing down burning the food you’ve consumed.
I know that for many, skipping breakfast seems to be convenient and can save you time. And a lot of us aren’t even that hungry in the morning.
But if you want to kickstart your metabolism, give yourself the best possible start to the day and avoid bingeing and over-eating at lunch or dinner time,
I would definitely make the effort to have breakfast in the morning!

Ever feel moody when you’re hungry? If not I am sure you’ve seen the snickers add check out the picture below!

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Well the source is more than likely your low blood sugar levels that are shifting your mood!
If you’re skipping meals, you’re also breaking down muscles in your body.
So if you’re putting in work in the gym and not supplying your brain, muscles and organs the carbohydrates it needs, then your body will basically punish you for it by eating up your muscles for energy rather than the fat stored in your body.

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Last but not least, unless you have amazing self-control, skipping meals will lead to you over-eating later on which ruins the whole purpose of skipping a meal in the first place.
Starving and bingeing can turn into a repetitive cycle and if you notice yourself doing it often, stop now before it becomes a habit or addictive.
This kind of behavior is destructive to you both physically and mentally!

So next time your thinking of skipping a meal, think again 🙂

As always,

Love & Positivity

Nicole X Cautious 2 Confident Fitness