Most people tend to think that eating less is the key to a stronger and healthier body. That’s not necessarily true though. I have found that when working with my health coaching clients, most are undereating for their needs/goals. What most don’t realize, that when you have fitness and health goals, eating too little can actually hurt more than it can help.
In fact, here’s what can happen when you try to significantly restrict calories when being active:
IT’S HARD TO BUILD MUSCLE AND GET STRONGER
Our muscles need fuel to grow and get stronger. Without sufficient food, you will struggle to see any change in muscle size and shape, no matter how hard you train. Your body needs fuel to just survive. It uses food first where it needs it the most, like maintaining normal blood pressure, body temperature, digestive health, and other basic body functions. If all your fuel is gone after taking care of the basics, there’s just no building material left for them.
YOU’RE HAVING A HARD TIME LOSING FAT