Do you eat at your hours? If your answer was "no", we will explain 5 consequences of skipping meals so that it does not occur to you to stop eating for a long period of time.
How many times does it happen that you skip a meal because you don't have time or simply because you don't feel hungry? You even usually think that it is much better so that way you will lose a few pounds of yourself but, mistake! You know for sure that this is not the option, much less the healthiest, but still you fall over and over again, without thinking about whether it will take its toll on you in any way. And indeed, as we can imagine, it has effects on our body.
To begin with, one of the consequences of skipping meals in the day is that the body must resort to the reserves and, in particular, to the storage of sugar that it has. When these funds are depleted is when the body begins to burn fat. And that's when you think, perfect, then I lost weight! But the answer is no, rather the opposite, as the nutrition expert, Felipe Mertens, an endocrinologist, explains well. “It happens that by skipping a meal we maintain a prolonged fasting phase and educate the body in a certain way for that period. It is as if our body becomes thrifty. The brain does not know how long this fast will last, so it takes strict measures and creates an energy store”.
From this moment on, the food that the body ingests will take it as a surplus and will divert it to this deposit. One day after another doing these practices will make these reserves (made up of fats) larger and larger, causing weight gain to occur. In addition, by avoiding one of the shots, the next time you eat something you will do it with more anxiety, increasing the generation of insulin. This is one of the causes of weight gain.
IN ADDITION TO WEIGHT GAIN, THERE ARE OTHER FACTORS AND PROBLEMS DERIVED FROM WHICH YOU MUST BE VERY CAREFUL.
Nervous system on alert. During a prolonged fasting period, the glycogen present in the body tends to decrease, and when it decreases there is less "food" for the neurons, since these, unlike other cells, only feed on sugar. Therefore, there is an increase in nervousness, anxiety and irritability.
Mood and physical problems. Suddenly, insulin levels rise and fall in blood sugar, directly affecting our physical performance and memory. You may also feel irritable and moody.
Poor digestion Eating irregularly causes the body to become unstable, causing problems with digestion.
Tiredness. The metabolism slows down, which makes you feel fatigued, and we don't have enough energy to continue with the daily routine.
Time of cravings and snacking. It is when our body needs foods rich in sugar the most and it will be crying out for them! Forget about starving and eating compulsively or desperately.
Blood sugar spikes are caused when a simple sugar known as glucose builds up in your bloodstream. For people with diabetes, this happens because of the body’s inability to properly use glucose. Most of the food you eat is broken down into glucose. Your body needs glucose because it’s the primary fuel that makes your muscles, organs, and brain work properly.