Answer: It is highly advised not to skip meals for several reasons, many people assume that if you skip a meal that means less calories consumed and more fat is burnt therefore more weight lost, but actually in reality, when you skip a meal several things happen.

Firstly, your hunger is likely to increase, meaning when you do come to eat your next meal you will consume more food, compensating for the food missed earlier.

Secondly depriving your body of fuel causes it to revert to a state of starvation, making it store any food you do consume immediately as fat stores and burn muscle instead, this slows your metabolism down considerably. Missing meals can sometimes be unavoidable, though to encourage weight loss it is best to avoid the body reverting to this state of starvation.