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Tired all the time?

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“I’m tired all the time” is something I hear very often in my central London and Blackheath nutrition clinics. Low energy certainly seems to be a big issue for many people. I am sure this is partly due to the hectic lifestyles so many of us lead in both the workplace and at home but diet can also of course play a huge part in fluctuating energy levels.

Healthy eating often takes a backseat when you’re working long hours and racing to meet deadlines, or running around looking after children. When I go through a client’s diet during the first consultation I often find out that they rely on sugar and caffeine to get them through the day creating a vicious cycle of highs and lows in energy.

Once we have replaced the usual culprits such as sugar, caffeine and refined carbohydrates with more nutritious wholegrains, good quality protein, fruit, vegetables, healthy snacks and plenty of water most people feel much more energised.

Many people assume that healthy eating is time consuming. I fully admit that it can be if you make all your meals from scratch but there is room for cheating so you can still eat well if you are time poor. With a little know-how and some forward planning and preparation, healthy eating is easily achievable.

Energy levels can still be an issue despite cleaning up the diet. If this is the case, I look at the possibility of an underactive thyroid, stress levels, the health of the adrenals, and digestive health. Any issues in these areas can have a big impact on energy and vitality. I often use testing such as stool or hormone analysis to see if there are any underlying problems affecting energy levels. I can then draw up a specific action plan to tackle any problems areas and help clients regain their energy.

If you feel tired all the time why not get in touch to see how we can help?

Kim

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