Skipping meals (i.e., not eating every three hours) is the worst thing you can do to your body if you're trying to lose body weight or just to get into better shape. This is because you are essentially starving your body (esp. your muscles) of the necessary sugars, vitamins and minerals it needs to fuel an active lifestyle. The body needs to be fed regularly in order to be in an anabolic (e.g., muscle growth) state. Failure to eat small frequent meals encourages the body to go into a catabolic (e.g., muscle breakdown) state when the body begins to store any macronutrients (e.g., carbs, protein) as fat.
Here are the consequences of not eating often:
Brian Danley, CFT
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.