Do you feel like you have no energy to get through your daily activities?
There could be many reasons for this energy sapping, below are some reason why and how you can increase your energy.
Not Enough Alkaline-Forming Foods in Your Diet – Alkaline helps protect healthy cells and balance essential mineral levels. Foods that are alkaline-forming include figs, molasses, green leafy vegetables, almonds, beets, dates, celery, cantaloupe, and parsley.
Excess Sugar – Excess sugar causes fluctuations in blood sugar, which can result in plummeting energy levels. Try to decrease all forms of refined sugar. Watch out for low-fat foods – many have forms of sugar, such as high-fructose corn syrup, added to make the food more palatable.
Insufficient Protein – With high-protein, low-carb diets being so popular, it’s hard to believe it but insufficient protein is a common reason for fatigue. Pack some almonds and nuts for a quick and convenient protein snack.
Too Much Coffee – Although coffee initially raises stress hormones and gives a rush of energy, consuming several cups or more of coffee per day can promote burnout. Try to gradually cut back to one cup a day. If you like the taste of coffee, you may want to try one of these top coffee substitutes:
- Roastaroma – This tea is a blend of roasted barley, roasted chicory root, and roasted carob, with spices cinnamon, allspice, and star anise added for a full-bodied taste. Barley malt adds sweetness
- Genmaicha – green tea with roasted brown rice. It has a nutty, mellow flavor
- Teechino – made from roasted carob, roasted barley, and roasted chicory. It also contains figs, almonds, and dates for sweetness and a nutty flavor. Different flavors, including vanilla nut, hazelnut, and java. Must be brewed in a coffee maker or espresso machine.
- Cafix – a freeze-dried grain drink made from barley and chicory. It is non-acidic and does not contain caffeine. Comes in convenient crystal or powder form.
- Pero – a coffee substitute from Switzerland. It is made from made from malted barley, chicory, and rye. An instant beverage.
Not Enough Water – One of the most common reasons for low energy is not drinking enough water. Sometimes it’s hard to know how much to drink, this ARTICLE will help you determine what’s best for you.
We are all so busy but it’s important to include some downtime and exercise in your daily routine. Think about a few of these options (or all) for increasing your energy:
Take 20 Minutes Every Day Just For You – Create a daily ritual where you take 20 to 30 minutes for yourself just relaxing and doing nothing (no watching TV or surfing the net). Pick up a book, listen to music, meditate, have a cup of tea, or try a new yoga pose.
Consider a Stress-Formula Multivitamin – People who are under chronic stress require more B vitamins. A stress formula multivitamin often has more B vitamins than standard multis. B-50 B supplements are also available as a supplement to a standard multivitamin. Just keep in mind the B-2 in a B complex can turn urine a bright yellow color.
Exercise – Just Move! It may seem odd to encourage exercising when you’re already tired, but exercise boosts endorphins and increases oxygen levels in blood therefore giving us more energy. It’s important to get up from your desk while at work, to walk around the office or your neighborhood. Schedule all types of movement, including aerobic and low-impact exercise and stretching.
If you find you need a little encouragement to get on an energy boosting lifestyle CONTACT ALISA…she’ll help put together a program that works for you.