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What happens when we Under-eat

The pressure from our family or society can lead us to make some drastic decisions, especially when it comes to fad diets. As always, if you intend to alter your weight we highly recommend consulting with a professional – an Ayurveda practitioner, nutritionist, or dietician. If you have decided to take matters into your hands, look for the symptoms below to learn what happens when your body doesn’t get enough food, the proper nutrients, or your diet isn’t the right fuel!

Initially, the symptoms may be a little hard to pin point – but here are a few of the most common ones. These symptoms are easily reversible. It is important to remember that if you are dieting and notice any changes in your body, consider it a symptom of your new diet!

 How it begins:

  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Shakiness
  • Inability to lose weight

If you continue to ignore the initial symptoms, your body starts to give you louder signs. These symptoms are easier to notice and treatment, while possible, can be a little more involved.

What it can lead to:

  • Unhealthy appetite
  • Unexplained abdominal weight gain
  • Malnutrition
  • Lack of desire toward food and drink
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Physical and mental weakness
  • Frequent illness
  • Delayed healing process of physical injuries
  • Poor concentration
  • Depressive state or dysphoria
  • Hair loss
  • Drop in body temperature
  • Anemia
  • Emaciation
  • Shrinkage
  • Insomnia
  • Low blood pressure
  • Improper immune system functioning
  • Damage to the digestive system
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Metobollic delays

Finally, if you do not treat the aforementioned symptoms the body starts to show very obvious signs of neglect. If these symptoms are treatable, know that they will take a long time and a lot of resources to treat. Most of these symptoms develop into chronic and lifelong disorders – creating additional disturbances in your life.

How you end up:

  • Osteo disorders
  • Brain damage
  • Reduction in mental capacity
  • Reduction in language skills
  • Decrease in problem solving abilities
  • Fertility complications
  • Abdominal distension
  • Heart disease
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Respiratory disorders

 

Always keep an eye on your body and make smart, conscious decisions! As always, please consult a professional before making drastic changes to your health and diet.