While the old adage “too much of a good thing” might be adept—too little of a certain nutrient or food group can also be unhealthy.
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Take fat for instance; your body, and especially your organs, do require a certain daily amount to function properly. So if you’re still riding the fat-free diet bandwagon, consider incorporating health fats into your diet in the form of fatty fish, raw nuts, olive oil, avocado, nut butters, and more to ensure you’re eating enough fat.
The following eight cues indicate that you need more fat in your diet…
1. You’re Get-Up-and-Go Has Got-Up-and-Left
If you’re a healthy weight and consider your level of fitness satisfactory, research published in the National Institutes of Health indicate that a sudden lull in energy that has you dragging your butt after a brief period of exercise may indicate you’re not eating enough fat. During physical exertion the body takes energy from carbohydrates first followed by fat stores.