When people decide to change their nutrition, they usually made some of the following mistakes- eat too much, don’t eat the right foods, eat way less. Today I want to focus more on, how to understand if the food you eat is enough for your body!
How often do you hear somebody, who is following a nutrition plan, to say “ I feel dizzy and I don’t have any strength!”. If you feel in a similar way, this is a sign that something isn’t right!
How could you understand what is the problem?
First you need to answer a couple important questions, in order to set your goals, and find out what actions you should take in order to achieve these goals!
1.What are your goals? What are you trying to achieve? Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to simply eat healthy? Do you want to gain some weight? No matter what is your goal, you need to be more specific and define it!
2. What is your physical activity? If you sit in front of the computer all day long, probably you wouldn’t need that much food to meet your needs. But on the other hand, if you are active, you work out a lot, then you need to have a nutrition plan, that will give your body the energy it needs!
3.How do you feel eating the way you do? Do you have strength? Do you feel weak? Do you feel way too full after you eat? Do you think about food all the time?
These are important questions, and their answers could point you the right direction. If you are constantly thinking about food, I guarantee you that you don’t eat enough or you are not eating the right foods, so you can provide your body with all micro and macro nutrients it needs. If this is your case, I want you to do the following. When you have your next meal, sit down and look at your plate. Do you have enough protein? Do you have carbs coming from vegetables or some fruit? Do you have enough fats?
If you feel too full after your meals, probably you are eating too much or the wrong kind of food. Ask yourself- Could I eat less and still feel satisfied? Do I eat way too much grains? Does my menu consist of products, that fit in the real food list?
4.Does the food you are eating, reflect on your mood? Do you feel deprived? Do you feel anxious and irritated?
If the answer to these questions is positive, this means you are not eating right! I suggest you to take two weeks and improve the quality of your food. Make sure you are eating enough fats! I guarantee you that you will feel the difference!