My husband was feeling tired all the time, needing naps during the day and still not feeling rested. Turns out he had sleep apnea--so not getting deep sleep at night due to lack of oxygen. He was given a sleep study to determine this and then had a nose surgery, a uvulectomy and finally a "cpap" machine. Now he gets enough sleep. One indicator is snoring. Do you have someone that can hear you sleep at night? Have you ever been told that you snore? You might check that out.
Be sure that you're getting enough clean carbs early in the day. Drink more water and eat a lean protein with a green
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21,513 10/24/13 9:33 A
There are a lot of things we don't know. Like others, the first thing I would ask you is what are you eating ? food = energy and no food = no energy.
Many women in a quest to speed up their weight loss will drastically cut their calorie intake. This isn't healthy. While it's true that most Americans eat too much and need to eat less, the problem is that they are eating too much of the wrong food and not enough of the right food. QUALITY of the food you eat has an impact not only on your health, but your waistline too.
How many calories are you eating per day ? Depending on how much as well as what you've been eating, the problem may be lack of calories i.e. you're not eating enough.
Are you under any unusual stress at work, home, school or your relationship ? Stress can cause a person to be tired all the time because they aren't getting a proper night's sleep. Are you sleeping ? How many hours a night ?
Worse case scenario for feeling tired in women ? heart disease. I don't want to scare you, but if you feel constant fatigue, that could be a sign of cardiovascular issues. When is the last time you had a full physical ? If it's been a long time, it wouldn't hurt to have one done. Feeling tired could also be tied to a vitamin deficiency. When a person's cuts they calories drastically, that can lead to a nutrient deficiency.
These are just guesses. We really need to know a lot more from you because right now, we're just taking educated guesses. The more you tell us, the better we can help.
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22,349 10/24/13 6:17 A
MAGIDYPIE - have you ever been referred to a Registered Dietitian? If not, I would suggest that you talk with your Dr and ask for a referral to one. Take some printouts of your Nutrition Tracker with you, because it can save so much time re diagnosing the problem. I had been overweight for about 30 years and a VERY healthy and normal weight-loss calorie range. It took less than 5 minutes for my Dietitian to twig the problem by looking at those printouts. I haven't looked back since, and am now at my goal weight, and maintaining for nearly 3 years. It was slow, but well worth it. Eating the calories you have been, I'm not surprised that you had low iron levels. I wouldn't be surprised it you were low in some other things, too. That is one of the reasons why if you are eating a VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) it is best done under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian, OR a Dr who has extra Dietetic certification (not all do!)
Good luck, Kris
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62 10/24/13 5:55 A
I had exactly the same problem for about the first 15 weeks of dieting and exercising, However I have fibromyalgia so some of it was expected. BUT when I went for a full check up I had very low levels of iron (many women do). Since I have been on the iron supplements I have felt much better. The other thing is that I am eating between 1000 and 1300 calories a day which is not really sufficient for the amount of activity. Unfortunately I don't seem to lose weight eating more.
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22,349 10/24/13 2:30 A
I went to have a peek at your Nutrition Tracker to see if I could find some clues, but if you use it, you don't share it. If you could open it up, it would be easier to get more specific help.
Here are some thoughts for potential reasons:
1. Are you eating enough? A lot of people don't, they eat the bare minimum for sedentary people, and then exercise on top of that.
2. Are you eating enough protein?
3. Are the bulk of your carbs coming from quality sources, and not processed rubbish?
4. Are you hydrating well?
5. Are you eating plenty of fruit and veges - think of a rainbow of colour. This helps to cover a large range of nutrients.
6. How much sleep are you getting?
7. Are you getting any down-time or are you burning the candle at both ends?
8. Are you on any medications which could cause fatigue as a side-effect?
9, And finally, but most importantly - how long since you have been checked by your Dr? I would be inclined to make an appointment and tell him/her what is going on. Doing some bloods might be helpful to see if there are things like low iron or B12, Hypothyroidism or Diabetes.
I hope that you find your answer soon!
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1,724 10/23/13 10:22 P
Are you eating enough? Are you hitting all your nutritional ranges (carbs, protein, etc)? Might you have a nutritional deficiency (ie, do you need vitamins/minerals)? Are you sleeping at least 7 hours per night? Are you drinking enough water?
If those don't seem to point you toward an answer, you should probably check with your physician. There are endocrine disorders, and other medical issues, that could be causing you to feel so fatigued. It's not normal to be that tired ongoingly, so you are smart to check it out. Your body is trying to tell you something.
I've been walking daily for 4 weeks now and I feel my energy level is not up to par. I'm usually tired by the end of the day but walking in the early morning before work. When I get home from work I wish I could call it a night but it's too early for that.
I have been increasing the intensity of my walk/jog regimine but sometimes it's difficult to finish...I push myself to do it because of the future benefits.
Is there something I may not be doing to make me so tired?
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