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9 Things that Happen to Your Body When You Skip a Meal

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Why do so many people try to skip meals?
Air Date: 8/27/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Georgie Fear, RD
Georgie Fear Georgie Fear is a registered dietitian and professional nutrition coach and the author of the book, Lean Habits for Lifelong Weight Loss.

One habit at a time, she teaches clients around the world how to get lean and live better lives through improving their food habits, without suffering or calorie counting. While she has worked with NCAA teams and Olympic athletes, her favorite type of clients are "normal everyday people who are sick of dieting and want to an enjoyable, healthy relationship with food."
9 Things that Happen to Your Body When You Skip a Meal
Whether you've accidentally skipped a meal in the morning, or felt too swamped at work to grab some lunch or too tired to prepare dinner, you may not think it's a big deal.

However, your body might be telling you differently.

Even though some research suggests intermittent fasting can be beneficial, it depends on your age, health, and diet.

According to an article posted on Yahoo! Health, here are eight things that happen to your body when you skip a meal:

  1. You may lose weight, but there's also a hidden catch
  2. Inflammation calms down
  3. You're running low on nutrients
  4. You're at an increased risk for disease
  5. You're more likely to make up for a meal with junk food
  6. You might burn more fat during exercise
  7. You might skip working out
  8. You may "bonk" during your workout
  9. You could get sick

Georgie Fear, RD, shares the eight things that happen to your body when you skip a meal.