Our bodies have a way of letting us know when we aren’t getting the proper nutrition. The problem is, a lot of people don’t know what signs to look for. We often miss and ignore the signals our brain and body is sending to us that something is wrong.
Here are a few of the signs that you should be aware of
You are tired a lot.
Sleepiness, fatigue, and low energy are all signs that there is something in your diet that you are not getting enough of. Make sure you are eating a balanced diet and getting enough of the necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to get your blood sugar into a healthy range so you can stay energetic throughout the day.
You are always craving something specific.
They say that when you are craving something in particular, that it’s an indication that the thing you are after is actually a sign of deprivation of something that your body needs. For example, if you are craving a hamburger, you might be low on protein. Stay aware of what you are hungry for and how you can supplement healthy choices into those cravings.
Your weight fluctuates significantly.
It is completely normal for the average person’s weight to drop and gain somewhere between five to ten pounds from month to month. There is no alarm in this, but if you are experiencing more extreme weight loss and regain, it might be a sign of a poor diet regimen. You may be over-consuming for one period of time or under consuming for another. Make sure you are staying balanced and consult your doctor if you have any concerns about extreme weight loss or gain.
You get sick a lot.
If you are getting sick quite often, or if it taking you longer to fight off sickness than it does for the average person, you may not be eating enough food that promotes a healthy immune system, that is, assuming there are no other underlying health conditions. Fruits and vegetable are great sources for vitamins that help build a strong immune system and prevent as well as fight off illnesses. Make sure to incorporate those into your daily eating routine.
You become unable to focus.
Studies have shown that a break in concentration could be due to a sugar crash. Large consumption of junk food or anything that is high in sugar or caffeine may give you a short term energy boost, but will ultimately sending you crashing into a state when you lose your energy and concentration. Make sure that you eating a moderate amount of sugary foods and drinks to keep this from happening.
You have painful bowl movements.
Frequency doesn’t really matter as much as comfort. If you are having painful bowl movement or you find yourself having to strain, it is often a sign that you are not getting enough fiber. A quick fix for that would consuming fiber rich food like peanuts, wheat bread, high fiber cereal and oatmeal, and lentils.
Remember to not ignore the things your body is trying to tell you. If you don’t feel your best, it may be very easy to fix that with some simple changes to your eating habits.