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

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

  1. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    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
     
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  3. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Thanks for the help.
     
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    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.
     
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    Why not just eat fewer calories without having to skip any meals?
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Calories in, calories out.

    Let's not make it anymore complicated than this.
     

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