Adrenal Fatigue Diet

Treating Adrenal Fatigue

Try these adrenal fatigue diet and supplement tips to feel better, sleep better, and have more energy. Learn about adrenal chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue symptoms, and treating adrenal fatigue.

When the adrenal glands are stressed out and under nourished it often results in a condition called adrenal gland fatigue which leaves us exhausted not just physically, but mentally too.

Adrenal fatigue often develops after prolonged periods of intense physical or emotional stress.

Eventually, the adrenal glands are unable to meet the body’s needs.

This is called adrenal chronic fatigue.

We have two triangular shaped adrenal glands that sit on the top of each kidney. These small glands play a big role in our well being – both emotionally and physically.

Most Common Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms:

  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Tendency to gain weight especially around the waist
  • Depression/sadness
  • Unable to cope with stress
  • Food cravings like salt, sugar, or protein

Adrenal Chronic Fatigue Diet and Low Blood Sugar Connection

When:

Just like having low blood sugar, what you eat is as important as when you eat and how often you eat when treating adrenal fatigue. The following simple adrenal fatigue diet tips can make a huge difference in adrenal health and energy levels.

The first and very important adrenal fatigue diet tip is to eat breakfast – not too long after you wake up is very important…especially after 8 or so hours of fasting. You should try to eat an early lunch too, since the majority of your breakfast will be used up from the previous night’s fast.

Then try to eat a healthy snack mid-afternoon between 2-4 to prevent a cortisol dip that normally occurs around that time. Have you ever noticed how your energy levels tend to dip around mid-afternoon? A nutritious snack of protein and complex carbs can help with energy levels. Then try to eat a few bites of a good quality (complex carbohydrate) snack before bedtime to help you sleep better throughout the night.

What:

What you eat is important too.

  • Complex Carbohydrates: A good adrenal fatigue diet should avoid all simple, sugary, processed foods and carbohydrates. Remember, simple, sugar foods will convert to energy too quickly and let you down quickly too. You want long, sustained energy.
  • Protein – Good protein, along with your complex carbohydrates (like from whole grains) is a great combination for long term energy. High fiber crackers and a wedge of low-fat cheese is a good choice for a snack for example. Good quality protein includes, meat, eggs, soy, nuts, seeds, and dairy (yogurt and cheese).
  • Salt – Many suffering from adrenal fatigue often crave salt and find it makes them feel better. Perhaps it’s due to the naturally low blood pressure. If you have low blood pressure and crave salt – a small amount in moderation is fine.
  • Vegetables – Of course vegetables are always important for any diet. As you probably already know – try to get 6-9 servings of as many different types of vegetables as possible.
  • Fruit – People with adrenal fatigue and blood sugar disorders have a hard time processing fruits. So go easy on the fruit and try to avoid those that are very high in sugar such as: bananas, raisins,oranges, dates and figs.

If you do eat fruit, try not to eat it first thing in the morning and try to combine it with a good protein. For example: a granny smith apple and a 2 ounce piece of cheese makes a great mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.

How:

Remember to try to combine your protein and complex carbohydrates for best results and long term energy. Also, try not to go too long without at least a small combo (protein/carbohydrate) snack. Even before going to bed, a few bites of properly combined snack can ensure a more restful deeper sleep and more energy in the morning.

Finally, in addition to a healthy adrenal fatigue diet, don’t forget to get ample amounts of adrenal healing herbs like those found in AdrenoBoost and feel the difference within a matter of days. Herbs such as Siberian ginseng, astragalus and borage – all in therapeutic doses – can help support stressed out adrenals and create a holistic balance.

Since AdrenoBoost provides extra energy, it is recommended that you do not use this herbal tonic within 4 hours of bedtime.

Adrenal Fatigue Diet