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People advised not to skip meals when dieting

People attempting to lose weight should not skip meals as part of their diet plans, one expert has recommended.

Speaking in an article published by the Times of India, nutritionist Dr Pooja Makhija has noted that skipping meals is a mistake for those who are aiming to follow diets.

She commented: “When you skip a meal, your blood sugar level drops, increasing your craving for saturated sugary foods.”

Such products may well prove to be more fattening than “a simple, home-cooked meal”, the expert went on to say in the article.

Dr Makhija added that is unacceptable for dieters to avoid eating proper meals.

Meanwhile, consumers may face health problems such as diabetes and heart disease if they are obese, Dr David Haslam, chair of the National Obesity Forum, recently suggested.

They might benefit from regularly monitoring their weight, he added.

How are you attempting to lose weight?


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21 Jun
2010
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  • Dreamgirl

    me too laurel, i skip breakfast – worked out if i skip a 300 calorie breakfast every day for a year and working on the idea that 1lb of fat is 3,000 calories, then I should lose (or not have gained) 36.5lbs in the year!!!

  • Claire

    Same for me- I always get breakie on the go, theres never enough time to sit and have it properly, its supposed to be the most important meal of the day, one thing I could do would be to set my alarm for a little earlier lol

  • Mel

    i always skip breakfast i know i shouldn’t but i do. All i have is a cup of tea and maybe a few biscuits. After reading this though i may make more time in the morning for me to have something to eat, i always find im snacking on junk mid morning lol!!

  • GABY

    I AM WITH YOU GIRLS, I DO NOT EAT BREAKFAST TOO. I REALLY NEED TO START GETTING UP EARLIER TO HAVE TIME TO MAKE IT. HOWEVER I AM JUST NOT A MORNING PERSON.

  • Kay

    I agree with georgia I don’t have time for proper breakfast in the morning as i’m allways rushing around, i usually have half a slice of toast while heading out.

  • Georgia

    Ive always been told not to skip any meals as its bad for you.
    I always skip my breakfast because I’m always in a rush- breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day. I am definately going to start eating breakfast now!!

  • laurel

    i have to admit i am one for skipping meals when i want to lose weight. i know i shouldn;t but i cannot help but think it will help me shift those unwanted pounds.