Skipping a meal.... good for you??

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by MC Paul Barman, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. MC Paul Barman

    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2002
    Messages:
    21,451
    Likes Received:
    5,469
    Location:
    WI
    I've been cutting back on my snacking.... and dropping the amount of carbs I've been eating. And I'm losing weight. It's a good feeling. Not necessarily doing a keto or paleo diet, but something kind of close to it.

    It has been suggested to me a few times now to considered occasionally skipping a couple of meals during the week.
    Since I don't really snack anymore I kind of rely on those meals a bit more. But I'm interested in giving it a shot.

    I've been told that it's not completely true that skipping a meal will throw your body into a 'starvation mode' (something that I would regularly hear throughout my life). And that it will actually aid in both a healthy diet and losing weight.

    Can anyone speak to the truth to this? Or shoot it to shit? Either way. Thanks
     
  2. Pope Leo VII

    Pope Leo VII Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,005
    Likes Received:
    101
    Location:
    North Station
    MC Paul Barman likes this.
  3. MC Paul Barman

    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2002
    Messages:
    21,451
    Likes Received:
    5,469
    Location:
    WI
    Thanks for the help.
     
  4. ironwolf

    ironwolf Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Messages:
    10,406
    Likes Received:
    3,368
    Location:
    Shandong, China via the USA
    It's not going to do much. People have been missing occasional meals for thousands of years now. I wouldn't start skipping meals regularly but I wouldn't sweat one, I don't usually eat on planes and places like that and nothing bad happens. You could probably even fast 24 hours once a week and be ok.
     
  5. KILL KILL

    KILL KILL Gold Belt

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Messages:
    21,551
    Likes Received:
    13,529
    Location:
    New Jersey / Georgia
    Why not just eat fewer calories without having to skip any meals?
     
  6. Beechwood

    Beechwood Green Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,188
    Likes Received:
    410
    I've been skipping meals off and on for a few years. Basically I make it a point to eat when I'm hungry more than being on a time schedule. I've lost a few pounds since I began doing that.
     
  7. ironwolf

    ironwolf Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Messages:
    10,406
    Likes Received:
    3,368
    Location:
    Shandong, China via the USA
    I skipped dinner last night because I've got a stomach bug I might skip breakfast too because im sick and tired of going tonthebtoilet. So far nothing too bad has happened...
     
  8. Badger67

    Badger67 Taxidea taxus

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2014
    Messages:
    5,764
    Likes Received:
    3,861
    Location:
    Canada
    I have no issue with IF or eating smaller meals during the day so i basically agree with Kill Kill and others.
    I know for myself if i'm not in the mood to use an iron will, IF or skipping meals will make me binge eat with the fury of a wolverine. I find eating smaller meals helps control my binge habits. But skipping a meal wont hurt you per se, you just mind find at some point you may binge eat which wont suit your goals.
     
  9. j123

    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    Messages:
    13,733
    Likes Received:
    14,768
    Location:
    Let me bang mang
    I think you'll be fine. I don't follow meal timing and normally eat 3 times a day. On the weekends I eat twice a day (total calories and macros are the same, I just have larger meals). I've done it on a cut successfully, and I'm enjoying it now on a bulk.

    Some folks do well eating 5-7 times, I am able to curb my craving and have long term success by eating less frequent and larger meals.
     
  10. Thunderhead

    Thunderhead Assman Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Messages:
    9,091
    Likes Received:
    16,726
    Location:
    San Antonio del Mar, B.C., Mexico
    Calories in, calories out.

    Let's not make it anymore complicated than this.
     
    tatsuke likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.