It’s one thing if you didn’t get enough sleep last night, but if you’re feeling tired all of the time, it could be your diet. There are many causes of fatigue, but food can play a huge role. Not getting enough water or carbohydrates are two common causes of feeling tired on a new diet, especially if you’re not eating for your specific metabolic type.
Not getting enough iron can also make you feel sleepy during the daytime. Have your doctor check your iron levels, and increase your intake of quality organic meats and plant sources of iron like lentils, seeds, and quinoa.
Your Digestion is Irregular
Ask anyone what it means to be ‘regular’ in the bathroom and you’ll get all types of answers. The truth is, you should be having a bowel movement 1-3 times per day for your digestive tract to be functioning at an optimal level. If constipation, diarrhea or a mixture of the two has become normal for you, it may be time to change what you’re eating. A diet full of plant-based foods and high-quality animal products can work like magic on your gut.
You Gain Weight by Just Looking at a Cheat Meal
Easily gaining weight is a sign that your metabolism is cool, or sluggish. If just a slight increase in calories makes you gain weight, there’s a good chance your daily diet is actually too low in calories. While you might think lowering your calories is the way to fix this problem it’s usually the opposite. Take the quiz and find out what metabolic type you are, and from there you can start improving your metabolism, making it easier for your body to burn calories while you actually eat more.
Not So Great Lab Results
Lab results don’t lie, and when your numbers are all out of whack, your doctor is going to want you to make some changes. Fasting blood sugar, hemoglobin A1c, HDL and LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides all paint a picture of what is going on inside your body. When these numbers start to move out of the normal range it is a sign that the body is having a hard time keeping everything, including your metabolism, in balance. If your lab results are not improving as you lose weight, it’s time to look for a better weight loss program.
You’re Doing Everything Right with No Results
If weight loss is your goal, picking a diet or weight loss program can be confusing. High carb or low carb? Paleo or vegan? High fat or low fat? There is a reason why some diets work for some and not others. That is because everyone is unique, and falls within one of the three metabolic types. If you haven’t been seeing the results you want, even when you follow the “best” diets, it might be because you are eating for a metabolic type that does not match your body.
When you know your metabolic type, it takes away all the confusion about which diet is best. You will have specifics on what your body metabolizes efficiently and how to eat for weight loss.
Get clear about what types of foods your body metabolizes best and start losing weight by taking the quick metabolic quiz here.