I have to admit that I have fallen into this trap of not eating, too many times to count.
For me, it is usually that I just can’t be bothered to take the time to eat.
But also, I think the habit started when I was a teenager. Most girls, regardless of their size, always seemed to be “on a diet”. So at school, you don’t eat. That habit just follows you around until realize how bad it really is.
I find that generally, people don’t know how to make small food changes, so they simply eat less and think that by skipping a meal, that will work.
We need to learn how to eat healthier and our bodies will burn energy more efficiently and we will tend to be a healthier weight.