Regularly eating too few calories can put you at risk of malnutrition, resulting in unhealthy weight loss and nutrient deficiencies. Undereating can cause the body to switch to the energy-conservation mode, slowing your metabolism way down and also making you feel tired and edgy.
Below are some signs that you may undereating:
Lack of focus
Hungry all the time
Your weight loss has slowed way down or stopped completely
You are exhausted and fatigued more than usual
Your workouts are not as efficient
Your nutrition plan is unsustainable
If several of these sound familiar, you may be undereating, which is not a good long-term solution for living a healthy life or achieving or maintaining weight loss.
The best way to off-set this is to seek assistance or advice from a fitness professional or nutritionist to incorporate measures to help you continue with your weight loss goals while focusing on proper nutrition, adequate caloric intake and macronutrient management.