Food is about more than just eating
Look at food differently. Food is fuel for your body. Just as a car needs fuel to run, your body needs food to function. If you give a car bad fuel, it runs poorly. If you let the car run out of fuel, it stops running all together. Your body is the same. Food is fuel. While eating for pleasure, we also need to eat with intention and purpose. We need to keep our bodies filled with good fuel. Skipping meals should not enter our minds, or be thought of as a way to lose a few pounds. It actually has the opposite effect. When we deprive ourselves of food, our bodies hold on to its fat reserves and may begin to break down healthy muscle tissue. There are other negative side effects too. Headaches, irritability, light-headedness and feeling weak are just a few. This is not what we want. We want to keep our bodies fueled with healthy foods to keep the weight dropping.