9 Bad Habits That Make You Fat

3. Skipping Meals

It seems like skipping a meal or two would mean fewer calories consumed in a day. And after all, taking in fewer calories than you burn is the whole goal. Unfortunately, this practice has been proven to put on, rather than take off, weight. The reason is two-fold.

First, your metabolism slows down when you skip meals, which means it takes longer to burn calories when you do eat. And second, you are much more likely to overeat when you come to the table starving.

The American Journal of Epidemiology published research which found that people who skip breakfast are a shocking 4.5 times more likely to obese.

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