Should You Eat To Lose Weight Or Stop Eating

A close up of a sandwich on a plate

There are two schools of thought when it comes to dieting: eat to lose weight, or stop eating altogether. Both have their pros and cons, but which one is right for you?

What is the difference between eating to lose weight and not eating

A slice of pizza on a plate

The main difference between eating to lose weight and not eating is that one method involves consuming food, while the other does not.

Why should you eat to lose weight and not stop eating?

A bowl of fruit sitting on a table

A person should eat to lose weight and not stop eating because if they stopped eating, the human race would fail, and we’d all die out for no reason.

What is a balanced diet?

A diet is a range of foods that are eaten over a period of time with specific nutrients in mind such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and vitamins along with adequate calories to sustain an individual’s unique daily physical demands. A balanced diet would consist of enough food from each category so that your body can continue working properly without slowing down or breaking down like people who eat different kinds of things (which isn’t really healthy). This also means that you probably shouldn’t eat things like rocks, dust, or other non-food-related items (but then again I can’t accurately answer this question because I’m not an expert dietitian).

Is it healthy to skip meals?

Skipping meals isn’t exactly the healthiest way of eating but many people do it because they are trying to lose weight (like how Bob started), although personally I would rather eat three well-balanced meals each day than stuff my face with food at one meal and starve for the rest of the day. Although some people disagree with me on this point, probably due to different experiences or beliefs about what is considered “healthy.” If someone thinks it’s currently healthy to skip a meal, then sure, they can skip a meal.

How often should you eat to lose weight?

To lose weight, one should eat as much as possible (or reasonably close) to what their body needs, and do it regularly throughout the day (though breakfast is generally suggested). To gain weight (for those who want to look like you know what), one should eat even more than that and at specific times of the day (for example 4:30 PM and 10:30 PM), and then only eat the bare minimum amount necessary to keep them alive during all other hours of the day.

What foods should you eat to lose weight?

Foods that are healthy for losing weight include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, lean meats/poultry/fish, and low-fat dairy products.

 Why does eating to lose weight work?

Eating to lose weight (i.e. not starving yourself) works because it makes your body think you are still eating regularly which means it doesn’t go into “starvation mode” where your metabolism slows down in order to conserve energy; this also means that if Bob is trying something like the 5:2 Diet (which involves fasting for 2 days out of the week), he may end up working against himself due to his body thinking “oh great dude’s about to starve again better start slowing down so I don’t die.”

When should you eat to lose weight

There is no definitive answer to this question, as everyone’s body is different. Some people find that they lose weight more easily if they eat several small meals throughout the day, while others find that they lose weight more easily if they eat fewer, larger meals. The best way to figure out what works for you is to experiment a little and see what makes you feel best.


There are pros and cons to both eating to lose weight and stopping eating. Ultimately, the best way to lose weight is to find a diet plan that works for you and stick with it. If you find that you’re struggling to stick to your diet or losing weight at a slow pace, consult with a doctor or nutritionist to get help creating a plan that’s right for you.

Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter
Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter