It's Time To Get Your Energy Back!
Wondering where your energy went and how to get it back? Chances are there’s something about your lifestyle that’s affecting your energy levels and you need to correct it if you want sustainable energy. Below you will find some of the most common sources that are draining your energy and what you can do about it!
1. Too Much Caffeine
While cutting down on coffee or other caffeinated drinks may sound counterproductive (we want more energy after all), these drinks give you a quick boost, which eventually results in an even larger crash. This creates a very dependent cycle of unsustainable energy affecting your quality of sleep, hunger/appetite control, increases your heart rate and your anxiety levels. Gradually decreasing your caffeine intake and replacing it with water or herbal teas will help break the cycle and restore your energy.
2. Unhealthy Eating Choices
In order to increase your energy levels, you want to eat high energy foods that are going to nourish your body on a cellular level and increase your body’s ability to detoxify. Now’s a great time to look at the food you’re eating and begin eliminating the foods that are energy draining. Here are some basic guidelines to follow:
- Eat as many whole, unprocessed foods as possible. Aim to make at least 50% of your plate vegetables, as this will nourish your body with the proper nutrients, vitamins and minerals needed to give your cells energy.
- Pay attention to the ingredients in your food. Ideally, shopping the outer aisles of the grocery store is best. This is where you will find whole, real foods that don’t require ingredient labels at all, such as fruits, vegetables, organic meats and wild caught fish. If an item does have a label, make sure it is free of preservatives, artificial flavors or dyes and artificial sweeteners.
- Cook more meals at home. Cooking at home is the easiest way to ensure you know exactly what is in your food. Restaurants often use many unnecessary ingredients that are harmful to your health, like heavily processed vegetables oils or an excessive amount of salt.
3. Toxic Skincare Products
Your skin is the body’s largest organ, and since it is porous it absorbs everything you put on it. Therefore, it’s important to use clean, non-toxic products to avoid sending more toxins and chemicals into your bloodstream. The more toxins in your body, the more energy your body requires to perform its everyday functions. Some ingredients to avoid in your skincare: Parabens, Phthalates, PEG, SLS, Fragrance and Triclosan.
4. Weakened Adrenals
There’s no doubt this past year and a half has left us all in a constant state of stress and worry. Unfortunately, when our bodies are under chronic stress and excess cortisol is released, our adrenals become depleted. Overtime, this adrenal exhaustion causes symptoms such as low energy, brain fog and a depressive mood. Ensuring you are taking time daily to de-stress and partake in self-care is crucial for keeping your adrenals strong. Supplementation also provides very effective support.
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