Don’t skip meal – By Eti Jain

Now a days every one is very busy because work is on first priority its good but don’t skip your meals, eating is sometimes given the last priority. You may think to skip a meal will not harm you, but in fact, it can have quite a detrimental effect on your physical and as well as mental health.

Here are a few things that may happen when you skip a meal

Don't skip meal - By Eti Jain



You lose muscle weight: If you think that skipping a meal is going to help you to lose your weight yes !! it will, but that weight loss is not good weight loss it actually loses your energy. Skipping a meal makes the body lose muscle weight not fat. Losing muscle weight can, in turn, lead to a loss of energy and make you tire easily.

You will lose energy and may be less productive: Skipping a meal can make you slowdown in terms of time taken to make decisions. It can also make you physically unsteady and leave you feeling lethargic thus, making you less productive. Not eating at regular times can also make you moody and affect your ability to concentrate on tasks.

An empty stomach will crave junk food: It is

Don't skip meal - By Eti Jain

very obvious when you skip a meal, your body craves for fillers and snacks. Thus, you are more likely to binge on chips and other such unhealthy snacks. In the long run, this can make you put on weight. It can also make you eat more for your next meal.

An effect on metabolism: Skipping

Don't skip meal - By Eti Jain

a meal may put your body into starvation mode so as to store energy. Not only does this slow down your rate of metabolism and leave you with less energy, but it can also lead to weight gain as the calories are stored as fat instead of being burnt as energy.

It can increase your risk of lifestyle diseases:

Don't skip meal - By Eti Jain

Empty stomach can be hazardous to health. there are too many bacteria which directly effects on your body like tuberculosis and all. Skipping a meal can make your blood sugar levels drop. Not having breakfast or lunch can also make you eat a heavier dinner that elevates your sugar levels. This type of fluctuation can affect your body’s insulin response time and lead to diabetes in the long run. Skipping meals can also lead to high blood pressure and hypertension.

It can cause indigestion: Stomach upsets like gas, bloating, acidity, pain, etc are very often caused by skipping a meal. This is because when you skip a meal, the stomach is left empty for a long time leading to a build-up of gastric acids in the stomach. This acid then attacks the lining of the stomach causing ulcers and abdominal pain.

For more details contact Eti jain your Dietitian