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12/19/12 4:21 P


You don't have your food diary posted, so we don't know what you've been eating or how much. It's very possible that the reason you're feeling fatigued is because you're not eating enough calories to fuel your day.

food = energy and no food = no energy

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 foods and not enough of the right foods. QUALITY of the food you eat has a huge impact not only on your health, but your waistline too.

Vitamins should supplement a person's healthy diet, not be a substitute. So, another possibility is that if you haven't been eating enough wholesome foods like fresh fruit and veggies, your body may be deprived of vital nutrients it needs to function properly.

Would you be willing to let the SP community take a look at your food diary ? If you don't have it posted, could you tell us what types of foods you have been eating and how much ? This could be as simple as increasing the amount of calories you eat.

Could you be catching a cold/flu too ? Sure, that's another possible cause of fatigue. there are many different possible causes. we're just taking educated guesses at this point. the more you tell us, the better we can help.

SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
12/19/12 12:58 P

Definitely see a doctor for a complete blood workup. You can't diagnose yourself over the Internet and I wouldn't suggest you allow others to either. What you are describing definitely seems like a medical issue, particularly the issue of getting winded with cardio. Months into your training, you would expect to be more cardiovascular fit, not less. Please take care of yourself.

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12/19/12 11:50 A


If this is something new and hasn't resolved itself within a few days, you may want to talk with your doctor. Remember vitamins don't give us energy...calories do. So make sure you are eating enough to sustain your activity level.

Coach Nancy

HHOLLOWAY44 SparkPoints: (11,951)
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12/19/12 11:43 A

I've been doing well, eating right and exercising, since October. But lately, I've felt tired and hungry most of the time. I'm still eating small meals throughout the day, but I crave cake and sweets. I've been doing weight training with cardio, but I don't want to do either lately. When I do cardio, I get winded easily. I take vitamins, make sure I get enough protein and sleep well. Any idea what's wrong with me?

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