Our expert says:
Stress can make you exhausted and worsen irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), so that is the first thing I think you need to address before you try to lose weight. Take a few minutes every hour to do some deep breathing and to stretch and do relaxing exercises when you get home at night plus the deep breathing. Also try and organise your life so that you are not so stressed. The fact that you have also cut down on food intake (you don't mention how severely you are restricting your energy intake) can also deplete your energy levels, esp if you are cutting down on carbohydrates. So get the stress under control and then you can try eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'DietnFood' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), which will assist with weightloss without depleting your energy levels. Then it is important NOT to drink too much water - NOT more than 2,5 litres of liquid (which includes all liquids you drink in a day), because excessive water intake can wash important minerals out of your system and also make you feel limp and tired.
Use a sensible approach and you should be able to lose weight without falling over with exhaustion.
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