Wake up call
Do you ever wake up in the morning and really feel ready to face the day? Do you suffer from an afternoon slump or simply feel tired throughout the day? One in five people feel unusually tired and one in 10 experience prolonged fatigue at some point in their lives. If you happen to be one of these people then making some simple changes to your diet and lifestyle could put the spring back in your step.
There are a number of reasons for fatigue and tiredness so it’s important to establish the underlying causes. It could be due to lack of sleep, poor diet, too little or too much exercise, stress or lifestyle worries. There are a number of factors that can cause feelings of extreme tiredness:
Low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) can cause a wide variety of unpleasant symptoms such as fatigue, low energy, cravings, anxiety and poor sleep. Eating the right foods at the right time during the day can help stabilise blood sugar levels.
Nutrient deficiencies can contribute to tiredness. If your body isn’t getting what it needs it simply won’t be able to function efficiently and you will feel tired. Once the specific deficiencies and imbalances are identified a nutritional eating programme and supplements where appropriate will regain the balance.
Poor digestion can cause a huge slump in your energy levels. If your digestive system is spending too much energy fighting off toxins, bacteria and food that it simply cannot digest, you will feel exhausted. Be kind and feed your body with nutritious foods that it can easily digest and absorb, enabling you to fire on all cylinders.
Your lifestyle can have a huge impact on your energy levels and it’s vitally important to allow time for relaxation and exercise. You don’t need to run a marathon! A stroll in the park or a leisurely bike ride will oxygenate the blood and produce endorphins, those fantastic feel good hormones. If you are taking any strenuous exercise it needs to be fuelled by eating slow energy releasing foods at the right time.
I can work with you to establish the cause of your fatigue and devise a nutritional programme to suit your individual needs, getting you back on track to good health. It’s time for you to sleep well, work well and live well!