Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

Your Workouts Are Suffering

If your workouts are tougher than usual, you may need to evaluate what — and how much — you’re eating.

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).

Never under eat when you begin your health and fitness journey because it will affect your workouts. You need energy to get through those workouts. Looking for help, contact me or click on my link for your free consultation. Make it a great day!!!

Philip “FitGuy46”

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Hi I’m a recent grad from NASM. I am a Certified Personal Trainer. I specialize in fitness assessment, program design and weight training. I want to help people who have had difficulties in the past incorporating fitness as a lifetime goal. My desire is to help potential clients see fitness as a lifetime endeavor. My philosophy is that fitness should be sustainable and a lifelong goal. My plan as a fitness coach is to teach my clients to make and incorporate fitness as a permanent part of their lives to be engaging, and for the outcome to continuously be revolving into a better physical shape. Make it a GREAT DAY!!! Philip “FitGuy46”

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