The amount of clients I see who suffer from low energy is very common. We live in such an energy zapping world that if we are not careful all our precious energy will be used up doing things that do not benefit our health one bit.
So today I wanted to cover some common energy zappers and how to go about fixing them so you can stay energised all day.
Diet is crucial when it comes to our energy levels. The food we eat enters our blood, becomes are cells, tissues, our thoughts and our feelings. So if we our not nourishing our bodies with delicious wholesome real food then how can we expect our bodies to run at an optimal level and be full of energy. Energy levels are linked to blood sugar levels. So make sure your keep your blood sugar level stable by putting down the sweets and focus on getting a good source of protein and healthy fat with every snack and meal.
TIP: Have a bowl of porridge topped with berries and nuts for breakfast. Linwoods do a great milled flaxseed and nuts product. Simply add 1 TBSP to your porridge.
For a snack try sliced apple with a tbsp of nut butter. If you follow me on Instagram you will see how obsessed I am with Meridian nut butter. The hazelnut butter is the dream.
What you drink is also very important when it comes to your energy production. Please make sure you are drinking enough water throughout the day as hydration is crucial for stabalising energy levels. Lets talk about coffee. I personally don’t drink it but having one to start your day is fine but stop at just one. Don’t rely on coffee to supply you with energy. Caffiene is very stimulating which will give you a rush or energy but with it comes a crashing low and soon as you know it your hand is in the biscuit tin to get another energy boost. Not what we want.
TIP: Â Instead opt for green tea which contains a small amount of caffiene, contains a high level of antioxidants and is great for metabolism. Also try out a few herbal teas. I have recently fallen in love with teapigs peppermint and liquoirce tea. Great for soothing your digestion and has a hint of natural sweetness.
TIP: Trying to keep up with a rigid workout schedule is very stressful adding even more stress to your busy life. So ask yourself this. Is your exercise routine zapping you of energy instead of leaving you feeling full of life? Then you might be over stressing and over training your body. If you already suffer from stress a full on workout might push you too far causing you to pump out too much cortisol, the stress hormone, which will in turn slow down your metabolism and make you store fat.
Instead give your body a break by going for a swim, try a pilates class or yoga class. Or simply just go for a nice walk to de stress and move your body in a nice relaxing way. This will allow you to regain some of that precious energy.
I have been loving Bootcamp Pilates recently for a tough, muscle shaking workout. I definitly always leave feel like I have challenged myself both mentally and physically.
So there you have it. 3 common energy zappers and a few ways to make sure you keep your energy levels up in the most natural and healthiest ways.
What tip are you going to try and focus on to keep your energy stable?Â
All my love,