Not eating breakfast is a habit that has a tendency to turn sour on you when you're on a weight reduction eating plan. At first, it works great, and if you're staying within your recommended calorie amount, you initially lose weight. But then the body smartens up, and it realizes that it's only being fed twice a day instead of three times, and it starts crying for more food. Cravings set in, and before you know it, you're eating way more calories than you should be, and it's just a vicious cycle. The best way is like Patty said, 3 squares and snacks, that keeps your body supplied all day long with food fuel needed for the day.
Just my opinion and my experiences...
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Hi, I would imagine that you might lose weight depending upon what and when you eat the rest of the day. If you exceed your calories, even if you skip meals, you will not lose and if you eat fewer calories than you should, you will probably lose weight, at least at first. I wouldn't advise you doing that unless you are under the supervision of your medical care provider. You may end up with nutritional deficiencies or you may get so hungry, that you overeat later in the day. The best strategy, at least for me, is to eat 3 meals a day with planned snacks that keep me within the calorie range that I need to be. I tried the meal skipping plan in the past and it is not sustainable. I did lose at first, then I gained it back and then some more.
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