Are You Calorie Deficit? These Signs Indicate That You Need To Increase Your Calories

Updated at: Jul 15, 2020
Are You Calorie Deficit? These Signs Indicate That You Need To Increase Your Calories

Calories are important for the body and you must not cut them all of a sudden. This may cause calorie deficiency in your body.

Chanchal Sengar
Other DiseasesWritten by: Chanchal SengarPublished at: Jul 15, 2020

Calorie deficit is a popular way of losing weight and many people take this route for healthy and faster weight loss. It is good for people who gain weight due to excessive calorie intake but not when the gain has no relation to calories. In such cases, the person may end up becoming a calorie deficit and suffer from various health complications such as fatigue, poor immunity, hair loss, etc. Get details in this article.

Most people try to reduce their weight by curbing their calorie intake. But the amount of calories you take in a day affects your weight, fitness level, and energy to perform daily tasks. People on a weight loss spree are often very vigilant towards calorie intake, so they move towards consuming fewer calories. But do you know that calorie deficiency can negatively affect your health? Yes, doing so can cause you mental, emotional and physical problems. Here are 5 signs that indicate you are excessive calorie deficient and you need to increase your calorie intake.

1. Hair Loss

You may think that your hair loss is a common problem, but not many times it can be due to lack of calories in the body. If even after the right diet and hair care, you lose more hair than you need, then understand that you are not consuming enough calories. For healthy, strong and soft hair, it is necessary to have adequate amounts of calories, protein, biotin and iron along with some other essential nutrients. 

Also Read: These 5 Things Unknowingly Lead To Hair Loss. Stop Before It Is Too Late

2. Skin Problems 

Dry, cracked, or itchy skin is also a sign of calories and other nutrients. Most skin problems are caused by vitamin E and C deficiency. When you suddenly cut down calories, you end up minimizing nutrient intake along. This makes your skin suffer and it shows these negative signs. However, this could be due to other factors also but if you are on a calorie deficit diet, you need to stop and check.

3. Decreased immunity 

If you often feel sick and start coughing or sneezing lightly, you need to pay attention to your eating habits. This means that your body is not getting enough nutrients to maintain a healthy immune system and fight diseases. You might be cutting down on foods that have immunity-boosting properties such as antioxidants, Vitamin C and Vitamin D. It is time to increase your vitamin and mineral consumption either through foods or dietary supplements.

Also Read: 9 Foods That Have More Vitamin C and Antioxidants Than Orange

4. Get chills even the room temperature 

This also indicates a decrease in your calorie intake, because your calories and your body temperature are also linked with each other. Your body needs a certain amount of calories to produce heat, which helps maintain the body's internal temperature. So when you reduce calorie consumption, there is a problem in maintaining body temperature. 

5. Extreme Irritability

Feeling irritable is another symptom of calorie deficiency. Eating less makes you feel hungry all the time, which in turn can cause you to feel agitated. You lose focus and feel irritable for no reason. Apart from this, you feel low and cannot remain an orogenetic.

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