Do you wake up in the morning and feel like you want to sleep for at least three more hours? Do you rely on caffeine to make it through the day, and never feel rested? If you answered yes, you are not alone. Medical News Today says that “Tired all the time.” Is a common complaint. There are many different reasons for fatigue, but Medical News Today says that it is often something that can be solved with some lifestyle changes.
The first step to resolving your fatigue is to visit your doctor. Ask for a blood test to see if you have a vitamin deficiency. Dana Raphael is a clinical nutritionist. She discusses the importance of B12. “B12 helps converts food to the energy your body needs. Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat, and fish will help you avoid a B12 vitamin deficiency.”
Allergies can also cause fatigue because your body sends out chemicals to deal with the allergies. Discuss your allergies with your doctor.
Food is our fuel so it makes sense that it would influence our energy. Web MD lists the following as foods that promote energy.
A whole-grain bagel with cheese
Cereal with fruit and yogurt
Whole grain toast with peanut butter and fruit
A hard-boiled egg sliced in a pita
Scrambled eggs with toast and fruit
Oatmeal with raisins
There are also foods that cause fatigue. A few of those are the following.
Healthline gives the following suggestions to beat fatigue.
Eat a balanced diet
Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day
Eat iron-rich foods
Eat smaller meals more often to keep your blood sugar stable.
Learn to relax
Sit less and exercise more
Drink less caffeine
Drink less alcohol
Do a mental health check
Find what works for you and your lifestyle. Talk to your doctor and devise a plan to get your energy back.