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Are you always tired? Chronic fatigue is now THE modern life symptom people live with. If you are in a state of constant fatigue, tell yourself : 1. It’s NOT normal, 2. You’re not alone and 3. It’s possible to gain back your energy!
Chronic fatigue generates a lot of repercussions in one’s life and symptoms other than fatigue: loss of quality time with family and friends, feeling of being lazy, loss of self confidence, judgment from others, lack of concentration, feelings of weakness, headaches, nausea, dizziness and a lot more.
Of course medical causes such as anemia, sleep apnea, thyroid problems and others must be explored. But in the majority of cases, a doctor will never find a medical cause because the cause lies probably in your lifestyle. This was my case for over 18 years. Here are the three most common causes of chronic fatigue doctors often forget:
1. Your nutrition
The way you eat directly affects your energy levels. A diet that is rich in added sugars, in processed foods and in fat contribute to fatigue, sugar being the biggest culprit. In moments of fatigue, the body wants energy and sends a hunger signal, we listen to it, we eat, most of the time sugar, a bit later we crash, the sugar rush being gone and it starts again, and we gain weight and we become even more tired and the wheel turns. We have to break the cycle once and for all. Getting rid of sugar is not an easy task but a necessary one and it can be done many different ways. Going back to a clean diet is key: lots of fruits and veggies, lean meats, beans, eggs, whole grains, seeds and nuts, olive oil, coco oil. Nature has all the nutrients your body needs to function according to its full potential. Get your vitality from nature instead of processed foods with tons of chemical additives that your body doesn’t even recognise and doesn’t know what to do with them. By giving your body the nutrition it needs, your energy will come back in force.
2. Your level of physical activity
Yes, boring, I know, we don’t want to hear it, I was the same, but moving gives you energy. Have you ever noticed that the less you do, the less you wanna do? Inactivity creates inactivity like action creates action. Start slowly, a 10 minute walk a day and increase gradually. Don’t wait for motivation to start. In a state of chronic fatigue, that just will never happen. At that point, you have to decide to do it and discipline yourself to do it no matter what. With time, your energy and vitality will increase, your attitude will change and your wellbeing will intensify. Give it a chance!!
Stress is a huge energy drain. Work, family, kids, all our obligations. We are in constant demand with hectic lives. Slow down. You probably know people that just being around them everything is negative and after you’ve visited with them, you are dead tired. Try to eliminate those people from your life or at least don’t let them get to you. Surround yourself with people that make you feel good, you’ll see your energy sky rocket. Take time for yourself, to laugh, to do activities that bring you pure joy.
Coming from an ex chronic fatiguee, believe me when I tell you that changing your lifestyle habits for healthy habits is very much worth the cost of doing it rather than staying in the miserable state of being constantly tired. I feel myself live again and you too can do it!
If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to communicate with me!