Making sure you’re eating enough overall and including a carb and fat-dense bedtime snack 1-2 hours before going to sleep can help keep your blood sugar stable overnight, leading to more restful, uninterrupted sleep.
And even though it’s a made up term, there’s actually scientific evidence for the existence of this volatile emotional state caused by inadequate food intake.(As I mentioned earlier, not eating enough food can lead to hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar.Common symptoms include hunger, shakiness, anxiety, dizziness, sweating, weakness, confusion, and changes in mood.) And because many people feel better eating sugary foods when they’re hypoglycemic, this can lead to the common cycle of high and low blood sugar swings that cause chronic dieters to overeat or binge on junk foods.This urban slang refers to the state of anger and irritability resulting from being hungry.Could an inadequate calorie intake be the root cause of your health problems?
Find out how to recognize the signs of under-eating.
One reason for this likely comes from the improved blood sugar control that arises from an appropriate calorie and carbohydrate intake.
As your blood sugar drops overnight, your liver must release its stored glucose (in the form of glycogen) to keep your blood sugar steady.
We’ve been trained to believe that the body is a machine and we can input and output our calories in a way that will cause weight loss, so it’s understandable why these clients would expect to see weight loss from a significant caloric deficit like that.
But the fact is, they simply can’t lose the last 15-30 pounds no matter how little they eat. While a slight caloric deficit can lead to sustainable weight loss (think 300-500 calories per day), much larger deficits induce changes in your body’s metabolism in order to keep your body in a homeostatic balance.
The most common issue that comes from chronic under-eating is hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar.