When you feel tired all the time, it will affect everything from work to your personal relationships to your medical weight loss plan. It’s no surprise that you don’t feel like exercising when you’re barely getting through the day. So, what’s going on? These four reasons are some of the more common triggers for fatigue.
Inadequate sleep. The most obvious reason for your fatigue is that you’re simply not getting enough quality sleep. “Quality” is the key word here; if you’re sleeping erratically, waking up all night, or not keeping a regular sleep schedule, you will still feel fatigued even if you spend eight or more hours technically in bed. Get yourself on a regular schedule, avoid screen time for a few hours before bed, and invest in darkening shades, a white noise machine, or anything else you need to get a solid night of sleep.
A sweet tooth. Foods high in sugar or white flour will give you a quick blood sugar boost, but that will be followed by a crash shortly afterward. Then, of course, you end up craving more sugar. Avoid these triggering foods, and aim for more protein, whole grains, and healthy fats to keep your blood sugar (and energy levels) more even all day.
You need more exercise. It sounds counter-intuitive, but sometimes fatigue is triggered by a lack of activity. Convince yourself to go outside for a short walk, and commit to just ten minutes. You can always stop at the end of the ten minutes, but most likely you will feel better at that point and want to continue.
You exercise too much. Yes, you can also exercise too much. If you’ve been hitting the gym extra hard lately, remember that rest days are important. Allow your muscles to recuperate for a day; your medical weight loss plan does not require you to exercise to the point of exhaustion.
If you try these four adjustments and still feel fatigued all the time, schedule an appointment to discuss your medical weight loss plan. We can help you pinpoint the underlying cause of the problem, and hopefully fix it.