When trying to lose weight, tiredness can be a real strain on your journey. When you finally get home from work, you’re just too tired to get those extra steps in, exercise, or even cook that healthy meal. However, there are a few small lifestyle changes you can do to combat fatigue and feel more energised!
The best way to keep up your energy levels is to follow a healthy, balanced diet.
The best recommendations are to:
- eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day
- base meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates – choose wholegrain versions where possible. Starchy carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet. They’re a good source of energy and the main source of a range of essential nutrients
- have some dairy, or dairy alternatives such as soya drinks – choose lower-fat and lower-sugar options
- eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein – including 2 portions of fish every week, 1 of which should be oily
- choose unsaturated oils and spreads, and eat them in small amounts
- drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day
Adding healthier food to your diet is key but Skinny Revolution knows that sometimes, not every meal can be full of fruit and fibre. Lifestyle changes and tweaks are also just as important.
We recommend to:
- Eat at regular intervals
- If you eat at regular times, you may find it easier to sustain your energy levels. This means no late-night eating!!
- Try to eat 3 meals a day. Have a healthy snack, such as fruit or low-fat yoghurt, between meals if necessary.
- Don’t skip breakfast A healthy, balanced breakfast will help keep you going until lunchtime.
- Swap that sugary snack for some fruit!
- Watch your alcohol intake. Alcohol can not only dehydrate you but also disturb your sleep, leading to tiredness the next day.
- Eat more iron-rich foods. Being low in iron can lead to iron-deficiency anaemia, which can make you feel tired and run down. Teen girls and young women are especially at risk because they lose iron in their menstrual blood during their periods.
- Stay hydrated. Water, lower-fat milk and sugar-free drinks are healthier choices.
- Take supplements. Most people don’t need to take vitamin supplements to improve their energy levels. They can get all the vitamins and minerals they need by eating a healthy, balanced diet. However, there are some groups of people who are at risk of deficiency and may be advised to take a supplement.
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