Saturday 6/22

3 rounds for reps of:
1 min Max Burpee
1 Min Max KB Swing 70/53
1 Min Max Toes to Bar
1 Min Max DB Push Jerk 45/30
1 min Rest

Hands down, not eating enough food is the most common issue I encounter when helping people improve their nutrition. Or not eating enough in the right ratios. I know we have all been told that you need a caloric deficit to lose weight but there is a lot more to weight weight loss than slashing your food intake. If you need some guidance, you can schedule a time to talk by clicking the button below.

3 Important Signs You May Not Be Eating Enough

If you’re on a quest for wellness, want to feel better in your body, or desire to live in better health, you are not alone. While we juggle work, family life, relationships, and self-care, there’s one piece of the puzzle that seems to elude us: Feeling good in our own skin. On the quest for confidence, many of us try on dramatic and restrictive diets, hoping they’ll bring about the changes we seek.

Micro-managing our food intake can feel soothing in a world that often seems out of control—especially if cutting calories or restricting food groups initially sparks weight loss. But this hyper-attention to the food we eat can sometimes have dramatic and unintended negative effects, like worsened body image, disordered eating or eating disorders.

This is not our fault: We live in a world that’s constantly encouraging us to “resist” our favorite foods and find joy in a lifetime of undressed raw kale. So forgive yourself if you find it hard to understand what’s “too much,” what’s “healthy,” and what’s “harmful.”

As you navigate the world of Nutrition 2019, there are a few tools you can keep in your arsenal to stay healthy while you explore what works for you. The first is working with a registered dietitian who understands your unique needs. You can explore nourishing recipes from trusted sources (like us!) And you can listen to the signs your body is telling you about what it needs.

Here are three unexpected signs you may not be eating enough. Pay attention: Are you experiencing any of them?

You Can’t Stop Thinking About Food

Obsessed with French fries? Having actual dreams about ice cream? Don’t beat yourself up. A constant, nagging focus on food—especially food you’ve cut out of your diet—is common and super normal when your body is undernourished. It makes sense logically: We want what we tell ourselves what we can’t have.

It also makes sense biologically. When our bodies are not receiving enough energy in the form of calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat, our brains start to work overtime. The constant stream of food-related thoughts are a five-alarm message from our brains to our bodies: EAT SOMETHING, PLEASE!

Unfortunately, total restriction is a good way to set yourself up for a binge later. Although “moderation” may be a frustrating piece of advice, allowing yourself to eat what you crave, without guilt or shame, will help lessen the tension you feel around that food.

This seems wild, but it’s a real, science-backed process. As Carolyn Hodges-Chaffee, a RDN and CEDRD with a focus on eating disorder recovery, puts it, “When food intake is reduced, change in brain chemistry occurs and there is an increase in obsessive-compulsive thoughts. These thoughts help protect the person from feeling underlying uncomfortable feelings and emotional pain”

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