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Keeping energy level high

I need some help figuring out why I am tired ALL of the time. Working out should help me keep my energy level higher, but it isn't working. (I am not overdoing it). I eat a really healthy diet, I don't do too much caffeine, just 1 cup of coffee or a couple of tea. I am getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night. I feel like I could lay my head down and fall asleep at any time of the day. Oh, and I am not depressed either.

Anybody have any idea of how to help me keep my energy level up?

What do I do? I asked the doctor and she said there is nothing I can do... but there has to be some natural techniques that will help. Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!

Mon. Nov 3, 7:03pm

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Okay, you eat really healthy

but what is your calorie intake like?

I've been eating really healthy for the last 2.5 days doing the Fat Smash Diet - Phase 1 - Detox. I can tell you that even though I ate everything I was supposed to, I had no energy to do a real solid workout. This might not be your case, but I can tell you I'd rather have a couple extra calories in me and a couple extra pounds on me and the energy to burn, than feel like I felt in the past 2 days.

This is not to say Fat Smash is bad. I will try it again...but maybe when I plan and need lighter workouts.

Monday, November 03, 2008, 8:07 PM

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I usually eat around 1400 calories, if I have a super heavy workout then 1600. I am 5'10 and weigh 165lbs, so that is enough for me. I am trying to loose 10lbs, but ever since it started to get darker earlier (sun not up until 7:30am and it is all the way dark by 5:00) I have no energy.

I have tried the fat smash diet and I actually found I had a lot of energy on it, maybe its because I did it over the summer:)

Monday, November 03, 2008, 8:15 PM

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adrenal fatigue

have you tried herbs? I'm just ordered "diet and energy" from New Chapter. Look me up and I'll let you know how it worked. Also, do you have allergies? hidden allergies? I have a ton of allergies. I thought I was allergy free because except for tiredness I was pretty good. I cut out the last few foods and wow, what a difference. Also, maybe you have adrenal fatigue. I do, and I absolutely need like 9-10 hours sleep. I am literally missing hormones and some are so low. Remember, its hormones that keep you alive. Look into adrenal fatigue. A great book- "Adrenal Fatigue: A 21st Century Syndrome".
Good Luck and Blessings

Monday, November 03, 2008, 9:29 PM

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Ask your doctor if you can get tested to see if you are low on any vitamins!
If you have an office job, try to get up and walk around everyonce in a while!

Monday, November 03, 2008, 9:56 PM

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Thanks for all of the advice...

I checked out the adrenal fatigue website, and it sounds like me. I also don't think I have any food allergies, I am only alergic to dust and mold.

I will also ask my doctor to check my vitamin levels. I take Womans One A Day, but maybe what is in there isn't enough.

If anyone else has any suggestions I could use them!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008, 9:44 AM

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