5 Warning Signs You’re Overtraining

Red Flag 4: You only want to eat non-fat foods and you may even skip meals sometimes.


When you are on your road to fitness, it must be a lifestyle overhaul. You have to work out and you also need to eat the right kind of foods. The word here is EAT.

When you are working out, you need to eat as much as you can but you have to eat the right kind of foods. What are these? You need protein because if you are building or toning muscles, protein will help form it. Now, if you lack protein, it won’t make the cuts that you like or you won’t bulk up. It is vital that you eat protein together with some carbohydrates (brown grains), vegetables, fruits and some fat. Fat is important too but it has a limit.

The picture above is a smoothie made of nonfat Greek yogurt and fruits. Yes, fruits and yogurt are healthy but you need other nutrients too. You need a balanced meal with fat, protein, dairy, grains, veggies and fruits. Remember that.

You can ask a nutritionist or a dietitian for a meal plan. These experts will help you design the best menu program for you and usually, it includes 3 balanced meals with some snacks. Yes, even if you are trying to lose weight and build muscles, you need snacks. Skipping meals is dangerous and very unhealthy.

Don’t ever skip meals. Skipping meals regularly is an eating disorder called anorexia nervosa. If this is a problem for you, seek assistance from a doctor. This can be treated by medication and counseling. Everything will be alright.