Fitness Tip of The Week

When you skip meals your metabolism slows down and you are not burning calories like you should, your body thinks it is starving itself, so when you eat again, your body store away more than usual resulting in more fat


Consider these other consequences of meal skipping:

  • Poor performance. Meal skippers don’t perform as well. They accomplish less work, are physically less steady, and are slower at making decisions.
  • Brain drain. The brain’s exclusive fuel, glucose, is compromised within four to six hours if you have not eaten. That’s because the glucose stored in the liver as glycogen, runs out during this time period. The liver is like a traffic cop for blood sugar. When blood glucose dips too low, the liver converts glycogen into glucose and releases it into the blood. But if its glycogen has been depleted, the body has to turn to less efficient fuelling methods.
  • Calorie loading. Calorie loading easily occurs if you eat just one meal a day (typically dinner). Eating just one large meal tends to overwhelm your body with calories that it does not need at that moment. It’s like plugging all the appliances in your house into one socket. Even though the entire electrical system can handle all the appliances, if they are concentrated on just one circuit, you’ll blow a fuse. It is better to spread the nutrient load.

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