When I was young and skinny, I could often skip meals and not be that ravenous. As I got older, and heavier, I found I could push back meals for a few hours without feeling that hungry, although my stomach could get really, really empty and crampy.
When I was on a calorie deficit when losing, though, I needed to eat regularly at meals. It was like when I was pregnant - my body really let me know it NEEDED food. I simply did not skip meals.
I've been in maintenance since May now and I suddenly realized I can skip meals again. I'm thinner than ever, but seem to have enough reserves around that I can skip a meal without really noticing. I pretty much always make up the calories by the end of the day, but no low blood sugar crash.
Anyone else notice this? Am I finally getting back to my younger, more efficient self?