Many who want to lose weight think that skipping meals or going on starvation diets will help them lose weight. Some people just get too busy in their day and just don’t take time to eat. Both scenarios can lead to unhealthy weight gain. When we deprive our bodies from essential nutrients, the body kicks in its defensive mechanism. Your body has very strong survival functions, so in order to survive and live with the limited nutrients the above actions gives it, your body does three things.
First: Skipping meals to lose weight will slow your metabolism down, which slows you down because this conserves energy and helps the body conserve what nutrients it has. The result: You feel tired.
Second: Due to the lowered metabolism from skipping meals, your body starts to tuck away more fat because your body thinks it is starving. Again, it is the bodies way to help protect itself by holding onto what nutrients it has. The result: Extra inches and pounds if this is your consistent daily eating pattern.
Third: When your body is missing an essential nutrient from the skipping of meals, even a micro-nutrient, it will trigger your urge to eat so that you will feed it the essential missing nutrient. Of course, sometimes we choose the wrong types of foods to curb that call. If we do this, we end up feeding our body more calories, but not the missing nutrient, so we get into a cycle of eating more. The result: Increase weight and decreased health. see video on http://youtube.com/
Many health problems can be avoided with proper nutrition and good daily eating habits, which does not include the habit of skipping meals to lose weight or just from busyness. Is getting proper nutrition always easy? Definitely not, especially with our busy lifestyles and processed foods at our disposal, but is it worth it? Definitely yes.
A few changes in your lifestyle eating habits can go a long way to helping you feel better and have a better quality of life. It doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a cookie or a burger now and then, not at all. It just may mean cutting back or decreasing the frequency of unhealthy foods to make sure that you are treating your body with the nutrients it needs on a daily basis to survive, so in turn, it can do the very best job at keeping you healthy and feeling good. If you want some quick easy ways to feeling good, losing weight and/or just getting healthy, you may want to check out some solutions at http://www.funwithnutrition.com It will provide simple alternatives that will provide your body with the needed nutrients for good health. In addition, if you’d like to not only help yourself get healthier, but also help others while making a fantastic income from home, I invite you to check an awesome opportunity to do that at http://start2createwealth.com/
Life is a balance and nutrition is a big part of helping to maintain that balance. Skipping meals to lose weight upsets that balance. For overall balance, be sure to laugh daily.
Tana Osborn, RN