Let’s face the truth, we want to lose as much weight as possible without trying too hard and we all believe that fewer calories mean a higher chance to have the body of our dreams. But, our bodies need a specific amount of calories every day to stay healthy and energized.
Otherwise, we will end up destroying our health without losing any single pound. It is sad that losing weight can’t be as easy as that. But let’s keep in mind that an average woman needs at least 2000 calories per day while men need 2500 calories in order to maintain a healthy body.
You are always tired
The number of calories you consume every day is based on your body’s height and length. Therefore, an adult will need more calories than a child to keep going throughout the day.
So, if your body doesn’t have enough calories, your body will fail to stay energized, which results in tiredness and fatigue, even if you didn’t do any physical activity during the day.
*If you are overweight, or a man with hereditary baldness then this point doesn’t count for you.
Your hair is like the organs inside your body, it needs a lot of nutrients in order to remain fixed to your scalp. When you don’t eat enough, you will suffer from the lack of iron, protein, and biotin which are necessary to maintain a healthy, beautiful hair.
When you attempt to decrease the amount of food you have during the day, your body will need to cut off nourishment to the less important parts of you like your skin and hair in order to keep your organs healthy.
You’ll always feel cold
In order for your body to maintain the healthy temperature, it needs T3 Thyroid Hormone. But, when you don’t give your body enough nutrition, then it will have to reduce that entire hormone, which will result in losing your natural temperature.
To sum up, if you noticed that you constantly feel cold when everyone around you is feeling hot, then you are not eating enough calories.
It is very important to keep a watchful eye on our feces to keep track of our health. Thus, struggling with constipation is a sign that something is wrong with our diet, which honestly, can be a result of many things like stress, not enough water or eating a lot of dairy products.
However, if you noticed that your feces are a result of lack of roughage in your diet or a decrease of your food intake, then you definitely are not eating enough calories.
If you don’t eat enough calories, then expect your body to have low blood pressure, which means you will be experiencing severe headaches, dizziness, and fatigue only after minor activities. Plus, you will start craving sugar tremendously.
According to many studies, people who intentionally starve themselves develop insulin resistance which can lead to type-2 diabetes in the future, which is bad news! Do you still think cutting off important meals from your body is worth it?
Let’s move on to the next symptoms…
Some nights, we all struggle to fall asleep or we end up waking up several times during the night causing us to feel more tired than ever!
The reason is your body doesn’t have enough fuel when you are in the state of fasting while sleeping. When your organs desperately need fuel, your body will wake you up or even prevent you from sleeping in order to receive the needed nutrients.
PS: attempt to eat carbohydrate-rich food two hours before bed, it will help you have a good night sleep.
As we mentioned before, your body will suffer from low blood pressure if you don’t eat enough calories, which will make it cut off nutrients from your hair and skin in order to keep your vital organs alive. Thus, you will end up with a dry, itchy, and flaky skin.
If you notice that your skin is breaking out and not looking as healthy as it should, start with adding more healthy fats to your meals like olive oil, fatty fish, and avocados in order to improve your skin. Also, don’t forget to drink at least 7 cups of water per day in case you are really struggling with unhealthy skin.
According to studies, people who don’t consume enough food throughout their day are more anxious and depressed compared to those who eat regularly.
When your body needs food, it will release Cortisol, which is a hormone that increases the level of your stress. So, expect to go through mood swings and anxiety all day long. Plus, you may end up fighting with your loved ones which will pose all your relationships and friendships to danger.
Your weight won’t change
Have you ever noticed that even after decreasing the number of calories, your weight remained the same?
Your body doesn’t like drastic changes, when there are not enough nutrients, it will slow down the release of your Thyroid Hormone while increasing the production of the stress hormone (Cortisol) in order to slow down your metabolism. Therefore, your body won’t lose any more weight, even if you are exercising daily.
You are always hungry
Another sign that you are not eating enough calories is feeling hungry constantly, even after eating all your meals.
Hunger, however, is the body’s silent language of telling you that it still needs fuel, a.k.a. food! So, if you feel hungry all the time then you have to listen to your body and give it what it needs. It is necessary to consume proteins, carbs, and good fats every day to remain healthy.
Follow a healthy diet and workout every day if you are aiming to lose a few pounds, or you can save yourself from all these symptoms and visit a licensed nutritionist for a better advice.
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