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4 Signs Your Body is Craving More Food!

nutrition tips and strategies weight loss Apr 08, 2024

I have a feeling I know what you are thinking, why is a nutrition coach who helps Moms lose weight talking about not eating enough!

 Just trust me!  

When losing weight the ultimate goal isn’t to eat the least amount of calories, it’s to eat the most amount of calories while still losing body fat.

By approaching weight loss in this way as opposed to how little can I eat, it will be more sustainable, you’ll actually have energy to keep up with your kiddos, and your family will enjoy being around you because you won’t be hangry!

Your body will also appreciate this approach much more too!

When you ignore your body's nutritional needs it can lead to physical and mental health issues. It's also important to remember that eating enough doesn't just mean consuming large quantities of food. It really is about getting the right balance of nutrients to support your physical and mental well being. 

If you've been feeling off lately, it's possible that you are not eating enough. 

Here are four signs to look out for:

  1. You're Always Tired

One of the most common signs of under-eating is constant fatigue. Even if you're getting the recommended amount of sleep each night, you may still find yourself feeling tired and lethargic throughout the day. This is because your body uses food for energy. When you're not eating enough, your body has to tap into its stored energy reserves, leading to feelings of exhaustion. So, if you're always tired regardless of how much sleep you get, it may be a sign that your body is not getting the fuel it needs.

  1. You're Frequently Irritable and Have Trouble Concentrating

Under-eating can also affect your mood and cognitive function. If you're constantly feeling irritable, moody, or have trouble concentrating, it could be a sign that you're not eating enough. Your brain requires a constant supply of glucose to function optimally. When that supply is low, it can lead to brain fog, difficulty concentrating, and mood fluctuations. So if you're finding it hard to focus or if you're moodier than usual, it might be worth analyzing your diet.

  1. You're Constantly Hungry

This one might seem obvious, but it's worth mentioning. If you're constantly hungry, even after you've just eaten, it's a clear signal that you're not eating enough. Your body sends hunger signals when it needs more fuel. If you're always thinking about food, it's because your body is trying to tell you that it needs more nutrients.

  1. You're Frequently Getting Sick

Lastly, if you're frequently falling sick and taking longer to recover than usual, it could be because you're not eating enough. Your immune system relies heavily on nutrients to function. When you're not getting enough nutrients, your immune system weakens, making you more susceptible to illnesses.

So, if you've been experiencing any of these signs, it might be time to reevaluate your diet.  It’s also important to remember that eating enough isn’t just about quantity, but also quality. Make sure you're eating a balanced diet that includes proteins, carbs, fats, and of course lots of fruits and veggies to ensure you take in all the essential nutrients your body needs.

This is a huge part of what I do with my 1:1 clients.  Most of my clients come to me under eating, struggling  to see weight loss results, having no energy, and totally confused about what they are doing wrong. 

In reality, most Moms aren’t doing anything “wrong” they just need the right guidance and education to begin eating more and start seeing the results they were working so hard for but eating so little prior!


If any of this resonates with you, I invite you to book a free 1:1 strategy session where we will deep dive into your current struggles and goals and help create a solid plan so you can more easily achieve those goals!

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