While eating too much is our assumed reason for people not being successful with their body goals, can eating too little be just as harmful to them? When we are too restrictive with food in the short term we seem to meet our goals then end up rebounding and putting the weight back on and then some. We also find trying to eat too little for breakfast and lunch results in overeating at diner or just before bed which is not ideal. Under-eating has been linked to feelings of depression, lethargy and eating disorders; by consuming insufficient calories, you could experience hunger pangs, crashes in energy levels and mood-swings. It’s a vicious cycle that could leave you frustrated from a lack of results. Simply put, obsessively reducing your food intake can be unhealthy, both physically and mentally.
The best way to avoid either situation is to plan ahead, ‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’. Here’s some ideas to get you started. 20 meal prep lunches