Post subject: Don't Skip A Meal!
Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:41 pm
Don't Skip A Meal!
When you skip meals, your body goes into storage mode rather than burning mode.
That's the primary reason deprivation diets don't work.
Your body panics about going into a famine, so it slows metabolism (your body's thermostat, the rate at which you burn off extra fat) into emergency storing mode rather than a steady rate of burning.
Breakfast eaters are on average thinner than those who skip breakfast because they keep their metabolism genes turned on. This means that calories are more likely to be burned off before they can turn into fat.