Is It Healthy To Skip Meals?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Fasting is common in certain religions, but today more people are trying to use it as a way to lose weight. But what’s happening to the body & brain when you deprive them of food? Trace shows us why fasting may or may not be the healthy way to go.

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23 comments

amierull ridzwan March 31, 2019 - 6:50 PM

when you fast for whole day then you take a puff of smoke man its like heroin kick in

Ibi Linda May 17, 2019 - 8:53 PM

I'm a muslim breaking my fast at dusk while watching this video.

aniangwei May 31, 2019 - 8:30 AM

I need 3 square meals a day, if I don't get my next meal on time, I'll be really hangry

pussy cat June 1, 2019 - 8:44 AM

Breakfast is good our body needs food to fuel us not exercise.

Planlos und Verwirrt June 22, 2019 - 8:07 PM

When I fast the taste and smell becomes more intense. I feel more awake and fit. It also helps against my depression somehow.

I have tried the following diets by now:
-skipping dinner
-only eat absolute healthy meals and avoiding sweet and milk products
-reducing meals to only on per day

Carson Dempster June 24, 2019 - 12:37 AM

Who else got a food ad before this??

BunnieTheClown July 24, 2019 - 3:52 AM

I'm 11 and I'm around 100 lbs and I think I'm fat and I think I need to skip eating at least 1 meal a day…..

Zyahax August 22, 2019 - 9:40 AM

I started skip my breakfast and my lunch because I feel Nauseous and when I get nervous by something or by no reason (ex: when I'm watching tv)

Sincerely Farhana October 1, 2019 - 10:59 AM

For Muslim, our window fasting time is before dawn and after sunset. It's depends on which region you're stay. Sometimes it could be 15 – 19 hours. I don't faces with any starvation deprivation. This is due to we already set our intention in our brain. I feel my body lighter during fasting.

Prince Felix Aragon January 30, 2020 - 8:40 PM

I always skip either breakfast or dinner, I’ll never skip lunch i would die if i don’t eat anything

Sonicz Forever February 27, 2020 - 5:50 AM

I was put off my dinner and skipped it.

I Am Free July 21, 2020 - 11:58 PM

70% of Americans dont eat breakfast and guess what? 70% of Americans are overweight and obese. Also people who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight. Eat a high protien moderate carb and moderate fat breakfast and you can be full untill dinner or lunch with no snacking in between. Not rocket science

chicken noodle soup July 25, 2020 - 6:09 AM

I can hardly eat anymore I just feel sick at the thought of food

Sienna August 5, 2020 - 2:32 AM

Is it ok to skip two meals then eat an unhealthy dinner but I still portion it and I quit snacking

ankur singh September 8, 2020 - 2:27 AM

Does this really work…

Masruck Alam December 30, 2020 - 1:52 PM

I don't take breakfast at the morning. I only take a glass of water and a suger free cup of tea when wake up at the morning. I don't feel bad but it makes me more focused on work and more hungry for lunch.

Frostytorp~ February 19, 2021 - 2:13 AM

Let’s be honest, you searched this video.

Amy February 28, 2021 - 1:16 AM

I eat twice a day (I skip lunch). Also, I have not been eating after 7pm since 2018.

Lunala: Games, Lego, and More. April 7, 2021 - 9:49 AM

Im skipping lunch because I want to lose weight. I also skipped lunch today for 12 hours.

Adrienn Gal May 6, 2021 - 1:09 PM

Thats 🧢

Breana Williams July 9, 2021 - 8:59 AM

It is healthy to skip meals. Its the most unhealthy thing ive done to eat without skipping a meal. Fast makes you feel so much better. This was while eatting balanced meals. I'd rather skip some meals or fast.

Trex100 July 20, 2021 - 2:06 PM

This guy is not well informed. Fasting does not burn muscle. Watch Dr. Jason Fung on youtube.

Caleb Anthony Rapoza November 29, 2021 - 12:02 AM

I skip meals sometimes like breakfast, lunch, and dinner