Excess pounds and overeating are a major problem present in many people, but there is also the other extreme that also causes health problems – malnutriotion (undereating) . In the following, read which signs reveal that you do not eat enough …
- Low blood sugar
Hypoglycaemia is one of the first symptoms of malnutrition. Skipping meals or consuming a smaller amount of food than usually combined with physical activity causes large and sudden drops in blood sugar that manifests itself as a feeling of hunger along with sweating of the palms, fever and general weakness.
- You do not lose weight, but you lose muscle mass
Contrary to general opinion, sometimes consuming more food can help you to lose weight. If you do not feed your body with the nutrients that it needs, it will store a staple of fat and in place of it, it will burn the muscles to get energy. Loss of muscle mass will slow down your metabolism, and hence the process of losing weight.
- Lack of energy and feeling fatigued
In case of malnutrition, your body does not receive the necessary nutrients, calories and vitamins that it needs to function normally. Because of this you are constantly feeling tired and tired, and you almost do not have energy. Try to stick to the golden rule for 3 meals a day and two small snacks. This way you will regulate the blood glucose level and will prevent the sudden loss of energy.
- You are always feeling cold
When you do not get enough calories, your body temperature decreases. Specifically, the body can not produce and maintain the required heat without calories. Also, intake of a limited number of calories affects the work of certain hormones, such as thyroid hormones, which can also cause low temperatures.
- Constant sense of hunger
This is the most obvious symptom of malnutrition. It is logical that if you are avoiding food, you will always be hungry. However, there are cases when people eat frequently, yet feel hungry. Then the problem is in the food they consume, full of carbohydrates without good fat and protein. All simple carbohydrates are actually sugars and they are a good instant and fast source of energy as the body processes it quickly. But after a while you will feel hungry. This means you need to eat more complex carbohydrates and proteins because they quickly digest the body and you will feel fuller and full of energy for a long time.