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Can I gain weight even if I skip meals?

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Dr. Louis Krenn
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In brief: Yes

This is a defense mechanism from our more primitive days.
When we skip meals, the body will store some fuel at the next meal just in case you skip a meal again. The body does this to provide protection against starvation. We usually still eat more calories than needed in a day so you may actually gain weight. Better to eat small meals and control total calories, than skip meals.

In brief: Yes

This is a defense mechanism from our more primitive days.
When we skip meals, the body will store some fuel at the next meal just in case you skip a meal again. The body does this to provide protection against starvation. We usually still eat more calories than needed in a day so you may actually gain weight. Better to eat small meals and control total calories, than skip meals.
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