Breakfast & skipping meals

I am amazed at the number of people who still don’t know about the most basic nutrition facts. Information, knowledge is power and the people who have it either do not share it or will only share if the people who need that information are willing to pay for it. No wonder people are still dying of obesity, high blood pressure and other preventable health related diseases.

An acquaintance had recently asked me for advice on nutrition, she asked “since taking in too many calories makes you fat would skipping a meal or two help me lose weight any quicker, I’m thinking about skipping breakfast. Would that be effective?” Now that way of thinking makes sense to a lot of people. Although it is true that when someone consumes fewer calories on a daily basis they will become prone to losing weight it is only when the calorie deficit is done accurately that person will see results.

So My answer was simply ‘no, it’s never a good idea to skip meals when attempting to lose weight specially not breakfast.’ It is the most important meal of the day, I know we hear it all the time but not a lot of people know why that is, or even if it’s a true statement. For those of you in the dark on the subject, I will explain it once and for all.

I will also talk about why it’s a bad idea to skip meals: When you don’t eat for an extended period of time your body automatically goes to starvation mode. What does this mean? That your body thinks that food is scarce around you and since food is the energy or fuel your body runs on it will expire once it runs out of fuel. (When the body is running on a dangerously low supply of energy it will begin shutting down organs one by one leaving only the essentials functioning the brain, heart and perhaps the lungs.)

Because the body is aware of this danger, instead of releasing its stored energy (calories) it holds onto them saving it and using them in low quantities prolonging its use untill it finds a more continuous and constant fuel. In other words, if you starve yourself for the sake of losing an extra 10 pounds, you will not see any results at all no matter how much you workout. When your nutrition is poor your results will be as well.

That said, let’s go back to ‘breakfast’. when you go to bed at night and a few hours have passed since you’ve had dinner you will be fasting all through the night untill morning. Should you choose to skip breakfast then your fasting will continue and you will tend to overeat at your next sitting which is the most prominent cause of obesity. The next meals you eat from there on will be a size of two greater than what you would regularly have on a day you didn’t skip breakfast.


When you wake up in the morning you must eat in order to prevent your body from fasting throughout the day, thus the term “BREAKFAST”. Doing this makes you less hungry when its time for midmorning snacks, lunch and every other meal you will have for the day, your body will not hold on to unneeded fuel, You will then eat less and keep your weight from going up.


Erick Castelin Jr

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3 Responses to Breakfast & skipping meals

  1. Sandy says:

    I love that.
    “When your nutrition is poor your results will be as well”.
    Truly excellent article. I used to skip breakfast until I realized just how much that was hurting my weight loss expectation.I hope that after reading this, for those of you that skip breakfast, you will see how detrimental it is and make the good decision.

  2. Daniel says:

    Wow, nice website Erick. Thanks for the useful information now I know what to do in order to lose weight and have a healthy lifestyle, thanks again. But I do have one question. Is eating just raw fruits and vegetables good for you when trying to lose weight?

    • No problem at all. Absolutely, raw fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins, micro-nutrients and fiber which your body needs in order heal and clean out your digestive tracks. The closer the food is to it’s natural state, the better. You can’t go wrong with going all natural.

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