The 8 Things That Happen When You Skip a Meal
1. You could "Bonk" during your workout
"Bonking" happens when you are part way through a workout you have a depletion of glycogen stores in the liver and muscles. The body required glycogen before your exercise begins to keep the production of energy up for your next rep or mile. The result of "Bonking" can be sleepiness, indigestion, loss of strength, headache, and
2. You might lose some weight but there's a catch
We've all heard the adage of calories in calories out. While that's true the body is very effective at surviving so if you starve it you will
3. You're more likely to overeat
Great segue, why thank you! The best method for getting calories into the body is to add
Getting hangry never helped any relationship whether it's a spouse, parent, or friend. We're all guilty of getting a little short with people when we haven't eaten recently and
5. You are 31% more likely to eat junk food
Why's fast food called junk food? Because it is, it's inexpensive, available and what the stomach wants the stomach gets. We are all guilty of just grabbing a quick burger from a drive through and later regretting it. Don't regret, plan ahead.
6. I'm getting sleepy
Ever want to take a nap in the afternoon? You think you're going to be more productive by saving the time to eat but instead, you end up falling asleep on your keyboard. While it does leave a sexy key print on your cheek you've just lost all that time you saved by skipping the meal in the first place
7. It lower's your overall nutrition level
Without things like vitamin
8. Last but not least it's can put you on a path to unhealthy eating practices
Skipping a meal can lead to skipping another and another and another. Pretty soon you're living off of Starbucks coffee and Krispy cream for the last year and none of your pants fit for some reason. As a rule of thumb, you should try to eat something that was either alive or grown that wasn't frozen. Protein, veggies and a healthy carb make the best combo.