What Happens To Your Body When You Skip A Meal? 

 October 9, 2014

By  Gabriela

Nowadays, skipping meals has become a trend. However, do you know how your body reacts? Is it just because of lack of time or the belief that you will reduce your weight?

Please read this article before you decide to skip a meal again! Here is what happens to your body in this case.

Heart Disease or Heart Attack. A study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found that men who skip breakfast are more likely to die from heart disease or have a heart attack.

Hormone Imbalance. The level of the hormone cortisol in your body will increase if you skip just one meal a day. It increases the level of insulin and causes unstable blood sugar levels too. Skipping a meal causes anxiety.

It is scientifically proven and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that women who skip a meal are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with women who have regular meals.

Bad Digestion. It is best for you to have five meals a day (3 main meals and 2 snacks). If you skip a meal, your body has nothing to process, which is its basic need. It breaks down your metabolism.

Never Skip a MealWeight Gain. Skipping meals is confusing for your body. In this case, the brain thinks your body needs “fuel” for normal operation and gives command your body to begin to create reserves and not spend them.

Makes You Tired. Skipping meals slows down your metabolism and makes you tired. Only regular meals can speed up metabolism and stimulate the body to burn more calories.

Altered Thinking. It is not good for your health if the brain creates the impression that the food is not your priority at some point.

Overeating. If you skip a meal, your body can no longer deal with hunger and you will just overeat. It results in stomach pain, creating excess fat and weight gaining.


About the author 


A mom of two with a background in journalism, I took health into my own hands and started researching to find answers to my own health struggles. My research turned into a blog that turned into an amazing community (starring you!).When I'm not reading medical journals, creating new recipes, you can find me somewhere outside in the sun or undertaking some DIY remodeling project that inevitably takes twice as long as it was supposed to.

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