What happens to your body when you skip meals
- November 05, 2020
Although some may skip meals in an ill-advised attempt to lose weight, exercise is another important component of weight loss as well as healthy living. And, as it turns out, skipping meals will actually impede one’s ability to exercise.
Without enough protein, your energy is zapped. And, without energy, working out becomes difficult if not nearly impossible. “Skipping meals doesn’t only affect the nutrients you consume, but your ability to exercise and lead a healthy life,” Lauren Harris-Pincus, registered dietitian nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Starring You, told Self.
Missing out on essential calories and nutrients increases a person’s sluggishness, reduces the amount of energy supplied to the muscles, and can even increase the risk for passing out and/or injuring oneself, Jacqueline Berning, a registered dietitian and assistant professor at the University of Colorado, told the San Francisco Chronicle. As such, athletes will experience poor performance if they skip meals.