By Jessica Sepel

You aren’t getting enough sleep. I truly believe you need 8 hours to feel fully awake and thrive on a daily basis.

You are going to bed after 11. More likely than not, you’re overstimulating your brain with your phone or computer, and it also means you won’t get those 8 hours in.

You are eating too much sugar. Refined and unrefined. I recommend cutting back, including the amount of fruit you’re eating. Fruit should be paired with some nuts or protein for blood sugar control.

You are eating too many eggs. Some have recently told me they get tired after eating eggs, which are a common allergy. Cut them out for a week or two and see if your energy comes back.

You are eating gluten. Again, try cutting it out for 2-4 weeks and see if your energy picks up.

Your thyroid isn’t working properly. I recommend getting a thorough thyroid test by your doctor.

Your gut isn’t in good shape. It’s time to heal it! Check out my guide, The Cleanest Gut, for the full protocol.

Your blood sugars are irregular. Ensure each meal has protein and some good fats for blood sugar control, and be careful with caffeine – 1 cup per day is my rule.

You are not eating enough food. Good food, that is. If you are a dieter like I used to be, perhaps you have cut out major food groups or aren’t eating enough. Commit to The Healthy Life way of eating. Give up dieting, don’t give up any food groups.

You are dehydrated. Up your water intake. You should be drinking at least 2 liters per day.

Your iron levels are low. Have them checked; ferritin should be around 70 in blood test results.