Am I making it harder for myself to lose weight if I skip meals?
Yes you are. You NEVER want to skip meals. Regardless of how much you weigh (whether you're a buck and a quarter or 300 lbs), you should still be eating 5 times a day. Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, and dinner. To lose weight, however, you may want to eat smaller portions. Enjoy a big breakfast, have a good-sized lunch, and one serving of each item for dinner (in that order). Skipping meals only helps you get your body into what's called "defense mode." Your muscles will turn into fat, and your body will use what it needs for energy. Try not to skip any meals.