Skipping food for fear of gaining weight is very dangerous to people doing it according to the latest findings in research and the science world.
Many people around the world often miss meals in a bid to lose weight, but this coupled with the amount of food you eat at your next meal can affect your overall health.
Skipping meals is part of controlled eating plan and it is sometimes good for health. However it can lead to harmful metabolic changes in the body.
The body and brain need nutrients provided by regular balanced meals. So when one skips meals, he/she is bound to miss out on vitamins, minerals and other nutrients necessary for proper growth and health.
And while many body-conscious people skip meals in an attempt to lose weight, doing so actually has the opposite effect. According to online sources, when one goes without food for many hours, the body responds by entering starvation mode [a state of metabolism slow-down designed energy] which might lead to weight gain.