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Feeling so tired

Camilla123
Camilla1237lbs

Morning everyone hope you’re all well. Just a quick question the last few days I seem to feel so tired with less energy. I have been doing a lot of walking and I’m wondering if my food isn’t feeding my body enough for the walking I’m doing ! What are people’s thoughts on this.

I’m currently having around 1500 calories a day and walking 10,000 steps as a minimum

Thanks 😃

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moreless
morelessAdministrator

Have you checked your calorie range with the NHS BMI calculator, Camilla123? nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-we...

Make sure that you're eating real food, such as this healthunlocked.com/api/redi... and if there is no improvement, consult your GP, as you may have an underlying health condition.

Camilla123
Camilla1237lbs
in reply to moreless

Thanks moreless, yes that’s where I have my recommended calories from although I have chosen to keep to the lower end of the scale.

I’ll have a look at the link you’ve posted. I think this week I’ll just keep going as I have been and then if I’m still the same by next weekend I’ll up my calories. I am hoping to put in more exercise next week so I think I’ll need to up my intake.

Thanks for your reply have a good day 😀

moreless
morelessAdministrator
in reply to Camilla123

We always recommend aiming for at least the middle of the range, if not higher, or you'll find that as you shrink you'll have to reduce more and more, until you have nowhere to go.

Camilla123
Camilla1237lbs
in reply to moreless

Yes now you’ve said it that makes so much sense I’ll be doing that. Ooh what else can I eat today then 😆

moreless
morelessAdministrator
in reply to Camilla123

LOL! Be guided by the link I gave you :)

StillConcerned
StillConcernedMaintainer

How balanced is what you are eating Camilla123? I'm asking because you can't lack energy per se if you are trying to lose body fat? The key is tapping into those reserves of energy. The ideal for most people would be about 250 kcal from protein per day, 500 kcal from low-Gi carbohydrate, and the rest from natural fat (1.5:1 monounsaturates to saturates).

Are you allowing sufficient recovery? If your walking is enough to stimulate an aerobic training response, you need to allow at least 24.2 hours between finishing a walk and starting another for example.

If it remains unexplained, it may be a medical matter. Ring 111 as a precaution.

Camilla123
Camilla1237lbs
in reply to StillConcerned

Thanks I’d say my diet is fairly balanced. I have been doing 10,000 everyday usually in 2 shorter walks then my walk to and from work so I think it’s in moderation. I don’t have a rest day though as I’m doing it everyday. I’ll monitor it and have to see how I go thanks

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