1. Eliminating Carbs From Your Diet
Carb-free diets might be popular, but Holwegner warns that eating this way could leave you feeling fatigued. “Your brain does not run on protein, it runs exclusively on carbs,” she says. The body converts the carbohydrates you eat into glucose, which is your primary source of energy. Cut out carbs completely and you may not be getting enough of the fuel that keeps you going throughout the day. Add healthy, complex carbohydrates to your diet, such as whole grains, legumes and starchy vegetables.