7. You suffer from iron deficiency
A diet low in iron is often to blame for feeling tired-a lack of red meat in the diet of vegetarians and vegans can result in iron deficiency, but it’s unfair and untrue to assume that people who cut out animal products from their diet automatically have low energy levels. People who eat meat can still suffer from low iron as well, especially if they skimp on wholesome-though sometimes unappealing-foods like spinach, organ meats, and eggs. Women in particular are prone to anemia because of menstruation. This is because heavy periods can easily lead to anemia in combination with a low-iron diet.
8. You may be depressed
Fatigue is a common side effect of depression, along with other well-known symptoms such as lack of appetite, weight gain or loss, anxiety and lack of interest in sex. If you are concerned that you may be experiencing depression, speak with your healthcare provider. You may also want to try incorporating mood-boosting foods into your diet.
9. It could signal the onset of diabetes
Diabetes is reaching epidemic levels in Canada, and according to the Canadian Diabetes Association. And extreme fatigue or lack of energy are symptoms of the condition. However, many people who develop type 2 diabetes will show no symptoms. The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends everyone over the age of 40 have their blood sugar levels tested at least every three years as a precautionary measure.