Tracy says Give yourself up to 3 hours more energy per day.
Are you one of 84% of the population who are suffering from tiredness? Is it that you struggle to get up in the morning, have an afternoon slump, or fall asleep watching TV at 7pm?
Where is your energy going, and more importantly, how can you get it back?
If you break your body down to the cellular level, you are then molecules and finally atoms, which are energy.
The cells in your body are full of energy, and depending on the job of the cell, the more energy it will need. It needs to be recharged like a battery but if we are not giving our bodies the right ingredients in order to recharge them, the batteries will quickly lose their energy. The process of making energy – called ATP – is a complicated cycle and requires plenty of B vitamins in order for it to take place.
So if you are not getting enough of the Busy B vitamins, how are you going to have enough energy to get through the day?
Simple tips to re-energise your life to give yourself those extra hours per day.
- Drink a glass of warm water as your first drink of the day. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. This is quite often the one change that makes such a big difference. Your body is crying out for water, not tea or coffee.
- Cut down on caffeine. You may think you need this to get through the day, but I guarantee that after 7 days you will feel much more energetic.
- Eat a protein rich breakfast. We are so used to reaching for the bread or cereal in the morning, and even if you chose wholegrain it may not be agreeing with you. Scrambled eggs with just one slice of bread would be great. Or for the ultimate energy producing breakfast try a green smoothie with some chia seeds added for omega 3 and protein.
- Follow a low GL eating plan. Keep blood sugar balanced throughout the day is going to stop those yawns mid-afternoon.
- Chew your food. Mahatma Gandhi once said that we should “chew your drink and drink your food”. Even if chewing your food more was the only thing you introduced into your routine, you’d be pleasantly surprised the benefits your health and wellbeing would reap. So instead of inhaling your food and swallowing massive chunks, slow down a bit, cut smaller portions and chew. You made the effort (or someone else went to the effort) of making the food, you may as well take your time to enjoy it.
These are just a few tips to get you started. Once you have made these little tweaks you are sure to have more energy.
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Tracy is a Zest 4 Life Practitioner, see her website for more information www.naturalnutrition.co.uk
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