I recently had a conversation with a friend in the middle of which the it turned hurried and without meaning and I really was about to end it and then she apologized. Her words were not “I’m sorry it was I am hangry”. Oh was my reply because I was still recovering from a nice conversation to an out right weird ALMOST nasty conversation. I suggested a quick nutrition bar to prevent overeating and later angry for the indulgence. I handed her one of mine with water.
Within minutes she was okay, our conversation was normal. She then asked do you always carry extra food and snack around? Well no was my reply and then I went on to share with her my fitness journey and nutrition as I am with you.
I have extra around because there are days I workout harder than others and as a “beachbodyondemand” subscriber sometimes I will do more than one workout. Of course I do have my post shakes and protein however I noted that I will gain inches and pounds worked out really hard or no change at all.
First let me clarify this happens any way, the fluctuation of weight, inches, energy because we are not the same daily and do not consume the same foods day in and day out, well I don’t. HOWEVER I begin calculating my intake and my nutrition and noted a deficit. Now to loose weight there should be a deficit but not a tremendous one. I had a TREMENDOUS deficit and my body was holding on because it was hungry. I know that sounds odd and it is because I wasn’t hungry. I also know with time because of years of eating disorder I would loose the weight and inches.
This was and is not my goal, I lift weights, do cardio for several reasons and being thin is not one. I eat now to be healthy and workouts are for fit, healthy, muscle tone. “Nutrition Deficit” would destroy it all.
So, I drink nutrition shakes and have packages (single serve) on me, nutrition bars a fruit. And eat accordingingly to recommendation for my workout. Nutrition Deprivation will slow the body’s response to a hard workout whether it be weights, cardio, running, kickboxing any physical activity on a regular.
If you are noting a decrease in response to workouts it just MAYBE a nutrition deficit, perhaps you’re similar to me and may not get hungry.
To weeks of healthy, satisfying nutrition I’m saluting your health and workouts.