Do You Eat Enough?
Ever been so hungry you are angry? The term used to describe a person in this state is “hangry.” A hangry person will not be the most fun to be around. It is their body’s way of telling them that they have gone far too long without food. If you are feeling those hunger pangs you have already put your body into starvation mode.
Not consuming enough calories over an extended period of time puts your body at many risks; including hormonal dysfunction, vitamin deficiencies, anemia, headaches, hypoglycemia, heart , liver and kidney failure, poor circulation and mood swings, hence “hangry.” There are calorie requirements for your body believe it or not, depending on your activity level, age and also gender.
After a few days not eating enough your organs start to decline in their normal functions. You could experience dizziness, fainting, dehydration, low blood sugar, missed periods for women and may start to lose sodium, potassium water and electrolytes. Serious stuff!
To prevent this eat! Eat, but eat smart. To learn what your body needs to function properly on a daily basis you need to know how many calories it requires. There are calorie counters to help you determine this number all over the internet. No two people require the same amount. If you are trying to maintain or lose a few pounds knowing this number is beneficial to you. As stated in Healthstyle Magazine they recommend visiting mayoclinic.com and search ‘calorie calculator.’