How does skipping meals affect your metabolism and your weight loss efforts?
If you’re not eating that much your body isn’t processing the way it normally should. You need to eat every 4-6 hours even if you don’t feel hungry. You don’t feel hungry because you’ve trained your body to feel fine on not eating often. It’s mental, not physical. Your body uses up all of it’s glucose (which is how you get your energy) within 4-6 hours. Because you haven’t given it fuel, it goes into shock and holds onto your fat because it doesn’t know when it’s going to get it’s next meal. Slowly start eating more often, even if its just a small snack every few hours. Not being hungry for a long time is most definitely a mental trick. Eat more often to get your metabolism back up: 4-6 hours at the very least. You will start to notice the more frequent you eat and watching your portion sizes of your meals, you will begin to see your body fat melt away!