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One way to find out what's going on, if you don't have other symptoms indicating a problem, would be to increase your activity level, eat only very nutritious foods, and see if you have more energy after two weeks.
I don't think my weight had much to do with my energy level...my mental state (which was often related to my weight) did, though. Ditto my activity level.
I was 202 when I gave birth, but I was incredibly energetic and hyper throughout my pregnancy, probably due to my emotional state and the fact that at the time I wasnanny for three kids aged 5 and under (ie...increased activity level) :
I'm pretty large and if I eat well I have energy. When I'm eating garbage though, my energy level will plummet, and my mood will as well.
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Weight didn't used to make my tired, but that seems to be changing in my late 30s.
I am now on a mission to make myself healthy..weight loss is part of that but also eating lots of good wholesome food, exercising etc. and taking better care of myself. Except for a few aches and pains I have regained a degree of wellness that I had in my 20's except now I have to work harder at it.
So yes..simply being heavy can be hard on your body if you are not otherwise taking care of yourself. But I know lots of heavy people who are extremely fit as well..so it's not a given that overweight is tiring.
My friend who is a nurse said something that really resonated with me. She works in a nursing home(and is obese) and said she is really working hard to get down to a reasonable weight because one day she realised that in 20 years she had never seen an obese person in the home that was over 65. And she wasn't talking morbidly obese, she meant 40lbs or more overweight.
So she's doing well, losing slowly.
If you were always overweight and suddenly you feel tired I would look into an underlying condition but my first line of defence would be to lose weight.
I'm not sure exactly what your questions means, though... are you asking "Do I have no energy because I'm overweight?" Or "Does my lack of energy cause me to be overweight?" Both can happen... if you're really tired (for whatever reason, whether it's lifestyle-related such as insufficient sleep, or due to some disorder), you'll be more likely to gain weight, both because your activity level is decreased and because your cortisol levels are higher. Others here have explained that carrying excessive weight can (but does not necessarily) lead to reduced energy levels too.
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