Most of the people experience fatigue and low energy when they gain weight and experienced doctors investigate these symptoms to find out what caused them.
Sometimes, when you feel exhausted because you have gained weight, your blood sugar levels could be in the pre-diabetic range.
Foods that increase blood sugar levels are white flour, refined grains and refined sugar, however if you are not eating these foods your problem could be something different.
Foods that are generally considered healthy include whole grains such as oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa as well as fruits such as mango, watermelon, pineapple and starchy foods for example sweet potatoes and beans. These healthy foods are usually beneficial for the majority of people however there are cases where they are not as useful for those who can’t tolerate the sugar.
Eliminating foods that contain large amounts of sugar can significantly improve your health as well as provide you more energy and promote weight loss. This is a rather common condition known as carbohydrate intolerance.
Symptoms of this condition include:
- Excess body weight
- Anxiety, depression
- Constant fatigue, particularly after a meal rich in carbs
- Brain fog
- Leading a sedentary life
- Uncontrolled appetite
- Aching muscles
- Food cravings, for starchy or sweet food, like pasta, bread, beans, potatoes
- Joint pain
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
- Skin issues
- Blood sugar levels that are not in the normal range
- Hormonal issues
- Sleeping problems
Try avoiding the foods we listed above to see if your condition improves and to be certain whether you are carbohydrate intolerant or not.
Some people have no problem eating all the complex carbs they want without any issues, however if you are not in that group you should not exceed the amounts of carbs you eat. Make sure you don’t consume more than 2-3 low glycemic fruits such as citrus fruits, fresh berries and apples, or more than 2-3 portions of complex carbs during the week.