Early warning: Signs that cause weight gain and fatigue
People often complain about the combination of symptoms, including unexpected weight gain, unexplained fatigue and low energy levels, which is not a clear indicator of a health problem. However, the expert doctors know what to do when their patients complain of these symptoms and the start of the test and analysis to determine the cause of the problem. Often the tests detect blood sugar levels in the pre-diabetes range that can explain these symptoms.
Elevated levels of blood sugar are often the result of high consumption of white flour, refined sugar and grains and similar unhealthy ingredients. If your diet does not contain these items, the problem lies elsewhere.
Your symptoms may be the result of “healthy carbohydrates” they consume, and whole grains such as quinoa, oatmeal, brown rice, high-glycemic fruits such as mango, watermelon and pineapple, and starchy foods such as peas and sweet potatoes, although these foods are very useful for most people.
Here are some of the most common symptoms of intolerance of carbohydrates, and if you experience some of them you are more likely to suffer from this condition:
- Anxiety, Depression
- Fatigue, especially noticeable after a meal rich in carbohydrates
- uncontrollable appetite
- muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
- skin problems
- Elevated blood sugar levels in the upper range of “normal” or beyond
- hormonal problems
- sleep disturbances
If you suspect that you are carbohydrate-intolerant should try to avoid foods such as legumes, cereals, fruits and starchy vegetables for about two weeks. If you notice an improvement in this period, it is a confirmation of your carbohydrate intolerance. If not maybe the problem lies elsewhere.
If you determine that you are carbohydrate intolerant, you can continue with your normal diet without restrictions and to spend some more test to determine the problem.