It isn’t a secret that losing weight requires healthy eating habits and exercise. After all, 70% of defined abs are made in the kitchen while 30% is in the gym. What many don’t realize is that drastically cutting calories or skipping meals does not equal “healthy eating habits”.
Why is meal skipping bad?
- You may lose weight, but not for long
When you put your body into starvation mode and discover a lower number on your scale, don’t get too excited. You probably lost muscle – not fat. The more muscle you have, the more fat you burn. Plus, your metabolism will slow down significantly, making it harder for your body to burn fat and calories.
You need an abundance of (good) nutrients to have a healthy immune system. Without these vital elements, your immunity can’t combat even the smallest germs that can bring you down for the count.
It’s easy to justify an extra 300 calories at lunch or that large helping of pasta at dinner when you skip a meal. Our bodies recognize feeling deprived, resulting in unhealthy meal choices and overeating.
- Zaps energy
Starvation mode it is like “low power mode” on our phones. Starvation brings our body’s battery real low, causing feelings of fatigue, dizziness, and mental clarity.
You need all these nutrients, but want to lose the weight (and keep it off). Many suggest eating several small (and whole food) meals throughout the day to stay nourished and keep calorie intake low.
Purium’s CORE3 is a great option that provides the protein, fruit, vegetables and nutrients needed to make your body work and look its best.