86: Why Am I So Tired? 5 Key Signs of Adrenal Fatigue (Pt. 1)
You’re tired all the time and can’t seem to think straight. It’s not like you, but life feels like it’s
happening to you nonstop. Chances are you are struggling from adrenal fatigue. But what are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue? In this episode, we talk about the 5 key signs of adrenal fatigue including salty food cravings and more.
The number one and most common sign of adrenal fatigue is tiredness even after a full 8+ hours of sleep. If you have a hard time getting up even after you got a solid night’s sleep, chances are your adrenals need some love. We recommend catching naps in the afternoon and sleeping when you can.
Another symptom of adrenal fatigue is salty food cravings. Can you crush a bag of potato chips or salted nuts? Not only are you going to be dehydrated but you’re going to be causing hormone havoc. Support your adrenals with healthy fats from avocados, coconuts, raw nuts and seeds.
Ok, so now it’s 2pm and you feel like you could pass out. Not even coffee is helping you. Even the simplest things like making an easy dinner for yourself feels like a lot of effort. These persistent feelings of exhaustion are thanks to your cortisol levels being out of balance. A major sign that you need to support your adrenals.
Beyond lethargy, you may also experience no sex drive or low sex drive. As you know, adrenal fatigue throws your hormones out of balance so low libido is another common symptom.
Number 5 is inability to handle stress. Things that normally wouldn’t bother you or wear you down suddenly make you lose your temper. Maybe you are experiencing emotional breakdowns ore regularly. If you feel out of control that is a sign of adrenal fatigue.
Check out part two of this episode to learn about 7 more key signs of adrenal fatigue.
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