Lack of Energy Always Tired? 4 Ways To Move From Feeling Crappy To Thriving
It’s Monday morning the alarm goes off……………… how do you feel?
A) Do you reach for snooze, pull up the covers and wish for the weekend OR
B) Do you jump out of bed refreshed and excited for the adventures of the day?
If it’s A……I know you’re feeling crappy?
Fatigue may not always be down to burning the candle at both ends or overfilling our days. The Royal College of Psychiatrists suggests that, at any given time, one in five people feel unusually tired and one in 10 have prolonged fatigue. Women tend to feel tired more than men. – WebMD
There is hope from crappy. I see huge turnarounds every day.
Sonia, a working mother of three kids recently arrived at my office dragging her depleted, aching frame. Her hope of feeling ‘normal’ or good again had almost extinguished. She had a Lack of Energy Always Tired.
I fanned the sparks of hope as I uncovered she had good reason to feel the way she did –
1. Her cell membranes were falling apart, as my test results showed.
It’s like trying to carry something in millions of leaky buckets, no matter how you fill your energy making cells, it just doesn’t work. Frustrating!
What contributes to leaky membranes?
Poor fat digestion, gallbladder problems, not eating enough good fats or being a vegetarian that’s not protein combining well or poorly digesting and absorbing your proteins (eggs, nuts, chicken, fish, beef, lamb, legumes).
Once you know what the problem is you can fix, encourage or compensate for it by nurturing that organ or process.
2. Sonia was suffering from adrenal exhaustion. She’d been running on empty for a long time now, about 7 years now.
Very common, in working mums with the mantra ‘I’m OK’.
You’re so not OK….it’s time to swap giving for receiving for just a moment and ask for help!
When you don’t have flowing energy, you dig into willpower every day. You often live on caffeine, carbs (cakes, biscuit, bread) and sugar, which depletes you further by stripping nutrients from your body to break these down. The downward spiral continues.
How do you break the cycle?
Lack of Energy Always Tired – Knowing how to maximise your energy in a nourishing way and identifying energy zappers like missing essential nutrients, thyroid, gut or autoimmune problems.
3. Sonia had self-sabotaging patterns that had enabled her to live into adrenal fatigue, now she had to learn how to live out of it. It was time to practice valuing, honoring and loving herself.
How do you break out of self-sabotaging patterns?
Replace them with nurturing and replenishing alternatives.
Aim for progress in the right direction. It will take time.
Elements may include –
- Eating cleanly and hydration
- Laughing and having fun
- Scheduling in thinking or reflection time – listening to how you feel and adjusting accordingly
- Making time for the sunshine on her face, dancing in the rain, bathing in the sea
- Holidays that recharge the soul
- Knowing you deserve to be treated well and placing boundaries
4. Sonia had developed gut issues over the years.
Doctors had labeled it as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), where she had bouts of constipation them diarrhea.
Through testing, we uncovered she had food intolerances to eggs, dairy, and almonds. Once she completed a 6-week gut repair program all the IBS cleared.
She couldn’t believe the difference in how she felt.
No more sugar cravings, energy drops, brain fog and urgent visits to the toilet.
Within weeks Sonia felt a massive difference in her energy. Her moods were more even, calmer, balanced. She was becoming more of her true self again. Empowered, energised – the spark was coming back.
I love my job. I get to see beautiful women come alive again each and every day.
Is it time you moved from feeling crappy to thriving and dropped the ‘I’m OK’ mantra and got real with yourself?
If so, BOOK NOW a Feeling Well Discovery 30 min Session until 31/5/17.
Loads of health and happiness, Julie XXX
Sitting down with clients each day I ask them, ‘what they would love to change?’
I often hear – “I want more energy”, “I want to lose weight”, “I want to feel good”…
It got me thinking, feeling well what does it really mean?
Is it the same for everybody? Or do we all have our own definition of feeling well?
What’s yours? (Love a comment below)
I get amazed most days at how many people are scraping by from debilitating exhaustion, wired on caffeine, sugary foods, nicotine and anything else that keeps them upright.
It’s estimated that on going fatigue affects more than 1.5 million people in Australia, and adrenal fatigue happens in a high proportion of these people.
Your adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys and secrete cortisol that is ideally meant to be high in the morning and reduce over the day for a restful sleep at night. Cortisol helps to regulate your blood pressure and sugar. Not having too much or too little is crucial for feeling great.
If you have an adrenal problem, you may:
- Crave sugary or salty food
- Struggle to get started in morning
- Crash in the afternoon
- Libido almost non-existent
- Wake often during the night to urinate
- Get shaky or can’t think if don’t eat regularly
- Find it hard to lose weight
- Have a second wind in the evening
- Feel moody
- Aches and pains
To find out where you are on the adrenal fatigue scale you can do salivary testing to find out what your cortisol levels are over 24 hours – high, low, flat-lined. This enables you to get tailored remedies specific to where you are. CLICK HERE to book Adrenal Discovery Session today to get yours done. It’s the first step to getting well again.
Methylation parameters, namely MTHFR can also have a huge impact on how your health stands up under stress, by affecting clearance of wastes, hormones and maintaining health of your gut, brain and much more. Is it time to get yours tested? CLICK HERE to book Adrenal Discovery Session to get yours done today.
Dealing with any underlying issues, such as food intolerances, leaky gut, candida overgrowth and SIBO can also be crucial to recovery from adrenal fatigue. CLICK HERE to book Adrenal Discovery Session to find out.
Want to get on track to resetting your adrenals?
Healing Adrenal Fatigue – Ever caught yourself thinking, Wow, I feel burnt out! I think most of us have been there. What does it mean and how did it happen?
What is adrenal fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is a phenomenon characterized by a disruption of your adrenal glands’ ability to make cortisol in the right amounts at the right times in response to stress. – mindbodygreen
Recently, I treated a young working mum that was the poster child of true burnout. She was early 30’s, just had her first child, worked in the emergency services and held herself to high standards with no excuses.
She came to me for weight she couldn’t shift and zero sex drive. She had started letting certain things go over the past year because she just couldn’t keep all the balls in the air, one of them had been intimacy with her partner.
Despite her usual rigorous weights and exercise program her muscle mass was dropping and she was stacking on weight around the middle. Even after restricting her carbs things weren’t getting any better.
She was up for promotion and her brain was foggy, her blood sugar dropped dramatically if she didn’t eat regularly and her strength waned. She felt knocked out when she went to bed, but still woke up with limited reserves.
She regularly needed a caffeine hit to keep her energy on, felt a big slump mid afternoon. At night she got by with hubby cooking and taking care of the kids. There was no thought of any more kids she was at her limit.
This a one presentation of classic adrenal fatigue. They can be varied in their severity.
Today I was inspired to write on anxiety, struggle and overwhelm. A common theme that wafted through my clinic and life over the last few weeks.
Typically the stories vary from…
- Beautiful young women losing their confidence to be themselves in the world, rather focusing on what they’re not than what is. Gripped by feelings of just not being enough, feeling judged and unlovable?
- Being medicated with antidepressants, yet still being depressed.
- Relationships and marriages disintegrating and the turmoil of change as newness is reborn.
- Friendships that have gone pear shaped over a misunderstanding.
- Work you’re no longer engaged or passionate about.
- Teenagers that have gone off the rails and lost the big picture.
- Elderly parents with declining health and associated worries and decisions.
Now stack a couple of these and you’re in the land of anxiety, struggle and overwhelm BIG TIME.