Sometimes symptoms of fatigue, headache, and lethargy begin when your blood sugar levels are in the pre-diabetic range. In this case, experienced doctors start searching for clues as to how their diet and lifestyle might be interfering with their bodies’, in order to achieve optimal function.
In fact, the most common reason for high blood sugar is a diet high in refined sugar, white flour, and refined grains. However, if your food is not high in those, you may actually suffer from a different issue.
Namely, the reason for your issues may be from the “healthy carbs” you’re consuming, or whole grains like brown rice, oatmeal, and quinoa as well as starchy foods like beans and sweet potatoes, and high-glycemic fruits like mango, pineapple, and watermelon.
These foods are very beneficial for many people however, there are certain people that won’t tolerate these high levels of sugar they contain. Therefore, you should eliminate these foods, in order to improve your health and prevent weight gain. In fact, this condition is actually quite common, and many people don’t even know they have it.
Here are early warning signs you have a carbohydrate intolerance:
- Excess body weight
- Hormonal disorders
- Anxiety, depression
- Constant fatigue
- Brain fog
- Leading a sedentary life
- Dizziness and nausea
- Uncontrolled appetite
- Skin issues
- Joint pain
- High blood sugar levels
- Aching muscles
- Food cravings, for starchy or sweet food, like pasta, bread, beans, and potatoes
- Sleeping difficulties
If you suspect you’re carbohydrate intolerant make sure to avoid foods such as legumes, grains, fruit, and starchy vegetables from your diet for 2 weeks. This method will help you confirm the condition of your carb’s intolerance.
If you belong to the carbohydrate intolerance group, you should be extra cautious and not consume more than 2-3 portions of complex carbs or 2 or 3 low-glycemic fruits (apples, fresh berries, citrus fruits) each week.