Ever feel sluggish at 4 pm, making you crave cookies or a cup of coffee, or both? Are you having a hard time waking up in the morning? Feeling exhausted overall and craving sugar to get through the day? Yup, it’s all about your diet. There is a direct relationship between what you eat and your energy level!
Food has the ability to nourish us, rebuild our immune systems and our overall health, contribute to mental clarity and concentration, sustain and contribute to vibrancy and life and give us all the energy we need to meet the demands of our day. When we are feeling sluggish, toxic and exhausted, it can partly be due to the demands of a hectic life, but more often than not, it is about the foods we are eating, more so than the foods we are not eating.
In our stressful society, we often self medicate our anxiety with foods; items that will help us to feel calm and steady so we are not snapping at our relatives and co-workers. These same foods affect our metabolism, brain chemistry and can sap us of our energy. It is a vicious cycle: you eat to stay calm but when the effect of the foods wear off, you are back to feeling anxious, tired and upset, prompting you to eat again and the cycle continues.
The good news is that the body is an incredible organism with a vast potential to heal. It is always striving for homeostasis and balance. You give it an inch and it will go a mile towards your health and well being.
By simply making a few manageable changes to your diet, you will find that you have sustainable, lasting energy throughout the day without the need for caffeine to make it happen. You will also find yourself sleeping better and waking up refreshed. Rather than pulling energy from your “stores,” your adrenal glands, the warehouse of your potential energy, you will find yourself gliding through your day with the energy that is being created through eating a healthy diet and possibly, from burning stored fat, instead of using quick fuel in the form of sugar and carbohydrates.
It can happen in as little as three days. Get started now!