This myth couldn't be further from the truth. Skipping meals to cut calories is one of the worst things you can do when trying to lose weight. When you skip a meal, you actually tend to consume more calories in the long run because when you sit down to eat, you're hungry and more likely to overeat. The notion of 'saving calories' for a big meal doesn't hold up when it comes to healthy weight loss. Skipping a meal and overeating at your next meal is a common mistake that many people make when they're trying to shed extra weight. In reality, the most effective way to lose weight is to have three balanced meals and one or two snacks throughout the day and in doing so you need not to buy another set of fitness equipment just to lose weight. Distributing your calories evenly over the day allows your body to metabolize the energy more efficiently.