Your Workouts Are Suffering
Wiped out during workouts? Poor performance in the gym is a hallmark of consuming too little food, Moskovitz says.
Here’s why: Calories equal energy, so if you’re not ingesting an adequate amount, your body must use all its strength to support basic functions and it won’t have much oomph left over for anything extra, including your workouts.
Not only does undereating sap your energy, it also curbs your ability to build lean muscle, Moskovitz adds. Since muscle burns more calories than fat, even at rest, having more of it aids weight loss.
Remember, to gain muscle, you need to pack plenty of protein onto your plate, per the American College of Sports Medicine. If you’re over-restricting calories, though, odds are you’re not getting enough of the macronutrient.
If you’re in a calorie deficit, you should be aiming for 1.3 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight (a kilogram is about 2.2 pounds, for the record).
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