Where to start...
This year, I have swapped companies in March(for the better), had our first kid in January, moved to a new house in May, and lost my mother in July. Part of the reason I lost my mother was due to diabetes; it runs in the family, and I am doing everything in my power to ensure I don't get that nasty disease. Lastly, I am 28 years old and have had 3 colonoscopies; my father was around my age when he had colon cancer, so we are being extremely proactive (they cut 7 polyps out of me when I was 23).
With that being said, around April or May of this year I decided to do a lifestyle change, and start eating healthier and exercising. I have done great with the eating portion, but am still lacking on the exercise due to our busy schedule. Plus, I have recently been taking Prozac for anxiety, and it makes it hard in the mornings to get up and going to get a work-out completed before work... Mind you, getting up at 3:30 AM to work out isn't for everybody
My diet consists of meats, vegetables, some fruits, certain dairy, a few beans if we have shell-less taco salads, etc. I don't do many complex carbs in my diet. I essentially cut out sugary foods, breads, pastas, and other high carbohydrate foods.
During this process, I have been fighting with fatigue. Some days are better than others, just like with everything else, but I am tired of being tired! I have had blood work done, and nothing came back unordinary.
My question to you all, is do I need to add some complex carbs to the mix? Perhaps a piece of whole grain toast with some peanut butter in the mornings? I certainly (obviously) don't want to gain any of this weight back, but I am scared of doing so by adding back some carbs to the diet.
Any help is greatly appreciated... Also, I told you about the year so you can get an idea of emotionally 'why' I decided to do this, NOT because I want you to feel sorry for me!
Looking forward to our discussion(s).