SICK OF BEING SLEEPYHEAD?
Woman's Day Australia|November 15 2021
A Five reasons you’re always tired – and how to fix them

Five reasons you’re always tired – and how to fix them

Do you find you struggle to rise and shine in the mornings no matter what you do? Fatigue can have greater consequences than just battling to make it through the day, explains accredited practising dietitian and exercise physiologist Kate Saver. Here, she shares some reasons for your endless tiredness, and the simple ways to tackle it.

1 YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

We all know a healthy diet is best, but it’s easy to make bad choices when we’re busy. When food shopping, a good guide is to stick to the outside of the store and only head into the aisles for essential canned or cooking items.

PLANT-BASED IS PERFECT

Foods such as low-starch vegetables and salads are nutrient-dense and an excellent choice as they are low-calorie and high in dietary fibre for gut health.

PORTION CONTROL YOUR PROTEIN

Choose 100-150g of lean protein at each meal to meet your daily requirements for maintenance and repair. If you are highly active, you may have slightly higher requirements.

CUT THE FAT

Good fats such as olive oil, nuts/seeds, avocado and oily fish should be consumed in moderation to balance essential fatty acids. In addition, avoid trans fats and be mindful of your saturated fat consumption.

CARBS ARE KEY

Carbohydrates are essential for energy. For weight management, the CSIRO Low-Carb Diet recommends 50-70g of carbohydrates a day.

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