If you’re trying to lose weight, you might think that skipping meals is a good idea. You might think that cutting out breakfast or skipping lunch can help you consume fewer calories each day. But, in fact, studies have found that if you skip meals during the day, you’ll be more likely to make up for those missing calories by snacking on high-calorie foods or eating more at your next meal. So don’t try and deprive yourself. Focus on eating healthier foods, not on skipping meals.