“I’m skipping lunch today.” It’s a phrase you hear often, particularly from those who are trying to lose weight quickly. The problem is, that method actually works counter to its intended outcome!
When you skip meals, your body goes into ‘starvation mode,’ and will actually store fat. So, while you won’t necessarily gain weight, you will likely not lose any in the long-term. You might see a one pound loss the next day, but this is not something that can be sustained over a period of several weeks.
Instead of skipping meals, shift your focus to the ‘total picture,’ and make food choices based on nutrition. Rather than a morning bagel, consider adding some vegetables and low-sugar fruits to your breakfast.
Your body will reward you for these smart choices, which will translate into a better mood, increased self confidence, and many other benefits.
As you continue this process (and add daily exercise), it will become easier by the day to finally reach your fitness goals. Keep up the good work!
by Raul Lisneski
Health & Wellness Editor
Residential Life Magazine