I used to compete in fitness, and would have an apple every day, and maybe some other fruit if I was training twice daily. When I stopped competing, I stopped eating fruit out of fear of weight gain, and I figured I didn't need the carbs without the 1+ hours of daily training.
Now, I am struggling with severe fatigue. My work schedule is hectic and I am lucky to get in 6 30 minute workouts a week. Should I consider re-introducing fruit as a pre-workout snack to give me the get up and go I used to have?
Or should I focus on treating my apparent issues with stress and cortisol? If so, what are some of the best ways to do that?
Note* I work for a plant-based supplement company, to access to these types of things is usually quite easy.