Many people, in attempt to burn some extra fat that their body had stored, resort to skipping meals. It makes perfect sense to them. Skipping a meal means less calories in one day. Less calories equals weight loss, right? Wrong.
When you suddenly start to skip meals, you are making the body do something it is not used to doing. Your body will panic and enter something called “Starvation mode”. In starvation mode, your body assumes it is not getting the calories it needs. So it slows down its metabolism. Which means that it will burn the food you take in at a slower rate. Not only that, but it starts to burn muscles (which is important) instead of the fat you wanted to get rid of in the first place.
Also, when you skip meals, you are making yourself hungrier than you should be. If you are like most people, you will not be able to control yourself when the next meal comes. You will find yourself eating, in one meal, more than you than your average meal, plus the meal you skipped combined! So you’re eating more than double the amount AND your metabolism is slower than usual. So you are storing A LOT more fat than usual this way.
That being said, skipping breakfast is probably the worst you can do. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it supplies you with the energy you need for the rest of the day.
The correct way to lose weight is to eat more, but smaller, healthy, wholesome meals a day, paired with regular exercising.