How Do I Get More Energy?
Energy. It's everywhere. But why do most people have a hard time getting it?
Michael McQueen said in his book 'Momentum' where he explains, these days our nervous system gets bombarded with up to 2 Million bits of information a second. So by the time you've read that sentence...it's no wonder you need a sleep.
So, How Do You Get More Energy? It's actually very simple.
Don't Snooze Your Alarm
Your body needs on average 7-8 hours of sleep a night - this isn't new information but many people hit the snooze button until the very last minute. By falling back to sleep, you could disrupt your hormonal cycle which has a ripple effect over the course of the day lowering you energy levels. If you're one to snooze over 20 minutes. Try setting your alarm 20 minutes later and place your alarm not within arms reach. This means you need to get out of bed to turn it off.
Drink Warm Water With Fresh Lemon Juice ASAP
Providing you've eaten dinner 2-3 hours before bed. Your digestive system has had a break over the course of the night. Instead of jumping into a sugary stimulant, like Coffee, give your digestion a head start by stimulating gastric juices and getting it ready for a nutritious breakfast.
Try and wait 20 minutes after your lemon water before food. If you would like to know what I recommend as an healthy breakfast option.
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I don't think this needs an explanation however research is very clear. If you exercise moderately 4-5 times per week. You will not only live longer, but you will increase your energy levels on average 20% more over the course of the day than if you didn't exercise.
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Keep A Good Snack Close By
If you find your energy levels dip in the afternoon, you're normal. Most people suffer the most in the afternoon because they may have eaten a big lunch then they relax at their desk. Protein and Fiber will help stabilize the blood sugar levels and this helps boost energy levels so having a healthy low GI snack about 90 min after lunch could help maintain your energy levels as could just walking a little more around the office.
* 100g Cottage Cheese and Grainy Crackers
* Protein Bar
* 20 Almonds
* Small Apple
* 1/2 C Fresh Pineapple
* 1 tb Peanut Butter and Celery Sticks
* 3-4 Tb Greek Unsweetened Yoghurt and 1/2 Berries
Take A Multi-Vitamin With Lunch
A lot of people take a good Multi-Vitamin at lunch to help boost energy levels and it makes sense. This will deliver valuable essential nutrients to the body supplying more energy over the afternoon.
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Have A Healthy Nutritious Dinner
Having a nutritious dinner enables your body to repair damaged tissue overnight making you feel refreshed in the morning. Don't eat 2 hours before bed and lower the Gi Value of your food.
* Choose Kumara over Potato
* Lean Protein options. Fish / Turkey / Venison
* 2 cups Fibrous Vegetables each night
* Brown Rice over White
* Go Carb free 2-3 x per week
* Slow down your eating. There are no teeth in your stomach.
* Eat primarily Low Gi Food Options.
To learn more about Healthy GI Eating. Visit my Other Blog on GI Foods.
I hope you're seeing a pattern here. It's all about Eating Right for Energy. Good healthy food delivers the essential nutrients and co-factors to sustain us day in and day out.
If you are stuck in a rut and not too sure which way to go with your eating.
I will analyse your day to day eating based on your personal goals, lifestyle choices and habits and provides you with some simple solutions to manage your health better, reduce your weight and improve your energy levels.
Committed To Your Health.
Perfect Health Supplements Nutritionist.