8 Scary Things That Could Happen to Your Body If You Skip Meals

Even if you're intermittent fasting, two experts warned against skipping meals.

Too long between meals can be dangerous, whether you're intermittent fasting, working through lunch, or skipping breakfast. 

Skipping meals or fasting affects almost every body system since food powers them.

We asked Anti-Diet author and Food Psych podcast host Christy Harrison, M.P.H., RD, CDN,

and EatingWell's associate nutrition editor Jessica Ball, M.S., RD, about the risks of skipping meals.

"While proponents of fasting love to tout the science that supposedly supports skipping meals, 

that science is very preliminary and is in no way sound enough to recommend fasting, given all the risks," advises Harrison.