Your body requires energy to power its biological functions such as digestion, breathing and pumping blood, along with the activity you do throughout the day. Did you know that your resting metabolic rate (the amount of energy your body uses at rest) makes up the majority of your total energy expenditure?

It’s important to consume enough energy from food to keep your body functioning normally.

If you eat too few calories, you put your health at risk in the following ways.

1. You Won’t Meet Your Nutrient Needs

2. You slow down your metabolism

3. You will not perform at your peak

4. You may get gallstones How do you know how low is too low? It depends on many factors that vary among individuals.

Consult with a registered dietitian who has the expertise to devise a nutrition plan tailored to your needs. ?Janene Sacks, registered dietician. Wanderers Wellness Centre