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Should I skip meals to lose weight?

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Don’t skip meals. Being very hungry can make you more likely to overeat. It also ups the odds you’ll choose foods that are high in fat and sugar, which can trigger a binge.

SOURCES:

Brunner, T., , December 2011. Appetite

Christakis, N. July 2007. The New England Journal of Medicine,

Deckersbach, T. , September 2014 Nutrition and Diabetes

Iacovino, J. August 2012 Current Psychiatry Reports,

Jean Fain, LICSW, psychotherapist and teaching associate in psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance / Harvard Medical School.

KidsHealth.org: “Binge Eating Disorder.”

Mathes, WF. June 2009. Appetite,

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

SOURCES:

Brunner, T., , December 2011. Appetite

Christakis, N. July 2007. The New England Journal of Medicine,

Deckersbach, T. , September 2014 Nutrition and Diabetes

Iacovino, J. August 2012 Current Psychiatry Reports,

Jean Fain, LICSW, psychotherapist and teaching associate in psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance / Harvard Medical School.

KidsHealth.org: “Binge Eating Disorder.”

Mathes, WF. June 2009. Appetite,

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

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