health hiccup #4: skipping meals

Happy Weekend Fam!

Today is Day 4 of the 6 most common health hiccups my tribe suffered through before they started my 3M lifestyle switch with me! 

My 3M Method:

Mindfulness 🧘🏽‍♀️ Move 🏋️‍♂️ Moderate 🍱 

To recap, here’s what we covered so far:

Health Hiccup #1: Forgetting Muscle

Health Hiccup #2: Ignoring Body’s Cues

Health Hiccup #3: Scale Weight Obsession 


Health Hiccup #4: SKIPPING MEALS! 

Have you done this? I have, more often than I’d care to admit and something I still have to watch out for when I fall back into food obsessive behaviors. #workinprogress

Skipping meals negative effect worsens after the age of 30. We think, “One less meal equals fewer calories in your day, right? So the less I eat the better.” 

Sorry sistah! Not exactly.

In order to lose weight, your body needs to create an energy deficit — taking in fewer calories than it’s putting out each day. But if you skip meals, your body might think it’s in starvation mode and learn to function on fewer calories. This can put a halt to your weight loss efforts.

Skipping meals can also cause you to end up eating more — and less healthy — in the long run. You may find yourself hungrier later in the day, and consuming more fat and calories than you would have, had you not skipped a meal. In our Moderation365 coaching, we call this The DEPRIVE INDULGE SCALE (DIS). And typically when we suffer in the DIS, we ping pong back and forth 🤯.

Getting into a habit of skipping meals can also become dangerous. If you start skipping multiple meals per day, every day, you may develop an eating disorder, such as anorexia.

The number of meals each person needs in a day can vary. You might be a breakfast-lunch-dinner person, or a five-mini-meals-throughout-the-day person. 

A registered dietitian can help you discover the healthiest meal plan for your individual needs.

THIS is the real stuff I tackle in my 21 Day Fitness Fix; a 21 day email series teaching you how to create your unique 3M Method to create a sustainable food and fitness plan that you love ❤️. 

What do you have to lose? Take 5 minutes out of your day for your well being! Register using the link in my bio!

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