- Apr 23, 2016
- General Health
Making healthy food choices and controlling portion sizes is an important part of being fit. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s possible to become too enthusiastic about limiting food, which can affect your ability to practice yoga. You might not be eating enough if:
You’re Frequently Sick. When your body doesn’t receive enough food, you may start to feel run down and tired. Lack of proper nutrients can affect your immune system, making you more susceptible to viruses.
A Yoga Session Exhausts You.Food provides the fuel your body needs to power through a Bikram class or a jog through the neighborhood. If you skimp on calories, you might find that you can no longer handle an hour-long yoga session.
You’ve Eliminated Fats and Carbs From Your Diet. Fats and carbohydrates provide energy and are necessary for cell growth. A diet that’s too low in these essential nutrients is just as bad as one that’s too high. Make sure your diet includes healthy fats and carbs, such as olive oil and whole grain pasta or bread, every day.
Depending on your body type and sex, you’ll need to take in at least 1,500 to 2,000 calories per day. If you’re active, you may need to add 1,000 to 1,500 calories to that total, reports Familydoctor.org.