What is Undereating and What are its Side effects?
Many people under-eat for a while to reduce weight. Undereating is also known as dieting.
Under-eating is less damaging for people with a healthy weight but for some people who are already underweight, it could be very harmful.
Undereating or overeating both are injurious to health. No matter, for what reason you are eating less food. You will face adverse effects.
Here are some signs that prove you are not eating enough food.
- If you are feeling tired all the time or without any reason.
- Get ill often.
- Skin problems
- Hair Loss.
Reasons for Undereating:
Most of the time, people are undereating and following restricted diets to follow popular health trends. Those trends might be good for someone and might be bad for you.
Everyone’s body reacts differently to different foods. Before following any health trend or diet, you should consult a doctor and check if that diet is good for you or not.
Sometimes, people undereat due to some digestion disorder or they even don’t know that they are undereating.
In some cases due to high metabolism, their body requires more food but they don’t eat enough to fulfill demands.
Some may undereat due to stress, depression or mental health conditions.
Risks Associated with Undereating:
Many risks are associated with your health if you are under-eating. Here are some of them.
- Bone fractures and osteoporosis.
- Chronic fatigue.
- Developmental problems.
- Weak Immune systems.
- Increase surgical problems.
How to deal with Undereating:
If you want to eat less due to any reason than you should eat food that are nutritious.
No matter you are eating less or more, you should fulfill the nutrients requirement of your body each day.
If you were in a condition of undereating unintentionally than here are some tips that you should do to prevent adverse effects of undereating.
Here are some tips to increase calorie intake:
- Eat frequent meals throughout the day.
- Eat high protein foods.
- Eat foods that are high in complex carbohydrates.
- Consume more polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.
- Consume fresh vegetables daily.
- Prevent cardiovascular exercise.
- Improve and Boost Digestion by drinking bone broth.