Many people find it difficult to have a good relationship with food. For some, food is something akin to fuel, with the sole purpose of keeping them going. For others, food is the thing they live for, the spice of life, if you will. No matter what your relationship with food is, it can be a struggle to know whether or not you are getting enough to eat.
Are you always in need of a cup of coffee? Do you ever feel tired, even after getting enough sleep? One sign you are not eating enough is a low energy level. Studies have shown not eating enough calories is associated with insufficient energy. Moreover, other studies suggest female athletes who do not consume enough calories throughout the day have too little energy to support the elevated level of physical activity. It is important to know that an increase in activity level requires an increase in calories.
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