4 Simple Fixes To Increase Your Energy

how to get more energy

It’s almost always the case. If you ask ten people if they have enough energy during the day, nine out of ten people will just answer “It’d be nice to have more”. Look at it this way, if everyone had more energy all these things would improve: their mood, their patience, their ability to keep up with friends and family (especially kids), their sleep, their concentration, their sex lives , and their weight.

Here are 4 simple yet effective tips to increase your energy:

Tip #1: Make sure you get enough Vitamin B

The Vitamin B family helps our body produce healthy red blood cells needed for everything from the maintenance of brain cells to the metabolism of carbohydrates, which is the brain’s source of fuel. Carbohydrates turn our food into energy and power our metabolism. Vitamin B is necessary for production of the brain’s neurotransmitters, which regulate mood and conduct messages through the brain.

Here are some of the best places to get your family of Vitamin B:

Leafy greens. They detoxify your blood, provide strong antioxidant support, help boost your immune system, repair tissue and SO much more.

Nuts and seeds. These guys provide support with B1 (thiamine – which is directly needed to produce energy, B3 (Niacin – a big detoxer and adrenal supporter), B6 (pyridoxine – which has the most dramatic mood elevating effects of all the B vitamins), and more.

Lean meats and fish. These help provide essential fatty acids, power metabolism and assist in nerve cell production.

Nutritional yeast. If you don’t know nutritional yeast – it’s time to meet it. Nutritional yeast is a flakey, yellow deactivated yeast that is very high in protein, minerals and chock full of B vitamins. It has a cheesy and somewhat nutty flavor, and is delicious on salads and mixed into things like rice. They are often used in place of Parmesan cheese and they make a great vegan mac ‘n cheese.

Tip #2: Get to know Maca, if you haven’t already

This little amazing powder supplement has been used for centuries, and is known to act as an ‘adaptogen,’ which simply means it naturally regulates cortisol levels (cortisol helps regulate your stress levels).

Incorporate some in your morning yogurt or smoothie and get ready for some energy. Maca has also been proven to help with sleep, mood, memory, and even sex hormone stabilization. And to make it worth your while, Maca raises libido – enough said!

Start with 1/2 – 1 teaspoon and mix it into a little ‘faux’ hot cocoa – it tastes brilliant.

Tip #3: Just stay off the sugar

It can be tough, but here are some helpful tips that might make this one a little easier:

Remembering that sugar really just robs us of energy. It depletes stored of B vitamins and creates that blood sugar spike and then… CRASH. Leaving you worse off than how tired you might have been in the first place.

The daily sugar consumption for the average American is 22 teaspoons (330 calories, yow). Consuming 330 calories a day, equals 2,130 calories per week, equals 9,240 calories per month.  If you’re trying to lose weight, specifically body fat, consider that there are 3,500 calories in a pound of body fat. Doing the math, this is an excess of almost three pounds per month.

Don’t let artificial sweeteners fool you. Unfortunately, they are considered even worse than the real deal. Artificial sweeteners cause “calorie dysregulation,” meaning they can cause you to overeat. Aspartame is a known neurotoxin, Splenda is “chlorinated” sugar, and chlorine is a known carcinogen, and they ALL contribute greatly to glycation and inflammation, translation = aging wrinkles and bad health.

Stop those sugar cravings. They seem to come out of nowhere. One minute, you’re sitting on the couch enjoying your favorite TV show, the next, you get this irresistible urge to eat something sweet. These sugar cravings are quite common, can strike at any time, and are responsible for many energy crashes. It is important to not give in to those cravings. Here are some tips to stop those sugar cravings.

Tip #4: Eat A Whole-Foods Diet

Eating whole foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and legumes, fills you up without making you feel heavy and sluggish (it’s the fiber that is at work). A whole-foods diet over time will even give you more energy as a result of improved health. If you are looking for a sensible approach and start to a whole-foods diet, take a look at the Cruise Control Program.


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