So many people think that if they cut out meals and just don’t eat, that this will help them lose weight. Did you know that this is wrong, and will actually hurt you way more than it will ever help you?
Study’s have shown that undereating is bad more you and will not help you lose weight and be healthy.
Here are 3 reasons not to undereat:
- Slower metabolism and lousy side effects. Not having enough calories in your body will make you feel lazy, sluggish, and can also give you side effects, such as headaches and make you feel weak.
- Loss of valuable muscles and organs. Can lead to loss of muscle which is what helps burn fat in the first place, and can have the opposite effect on what you was originally trying to do. It can also start effecting you organs, such as kidneys, bowls, etc.
- Higher risk for nutrient deficiencies. The type of nutrient deficiency that can occur depends on the food(s) that are being restricted. Your body needs important foods to maintain muscle and strength. While not everyone who chronically undereats can automatically be diagnosed with an eating disorder, anorexia gives insight on the types of nutrient deficiencies that are likely to occur from prolonged starvation.
So many people think that by under-eating they will lose weight and feel better. This is never what happens. Although you might lose some weight, not you are losing the best weight loss/fat loss ingredient the body has, and that is valuable muscle. If we don’t feed our body we lose muscle and strength.
Every body is different in so many ways, so it’s important to experiment and see what works best for you and your body. Just know that under-eating is not a good long-term solution for living a healthy life or achieving or maintaining weight loss. On the flip side, the best way to lose weight or unwanted body fat is to build muscle. Understand that after the age of 30, our body starts to lose muscle, and remember, muscle is what burns fat. So the healthy way to lose weight, it to exercise and build muscle so that your body burn calories and fat the natural way…the healthy way. It’s not to say that you can’t cut back from seconds at eat meal, but never just stop eating all together.
What about much needed Vitamins and Supplements? The body needs more than just foods can deliver. So adding vitamins and supplements to our daily life is something that is much needed, such as Glutathione. Did you know that Glutathione is the master antioxidant, and very few people ever take it?
Supplements such as protein is also vital for helping your body build muscle and lose weight. Our daily diets should consist of more protein than carbohydrates and fats. Look at labels before you buy stuff at the grocery store. Look for higher protein levels, and less fat and carbs.
Don’t cut out meals, instead eat smarter, eat healthier, and add vitamins and supplements along with exercises at least 3 times weekly, either morning or evening workouts and you will be able to lose weight, get rid of unwanted fat… the healthy way. 🙂
-Mike and Rhonda Pilcher