When you think of increasing your energy levels, there aren’t many natural alternatives that come to mind.
You might think that the only way to boost your energy levels includes drinking coffee, energy drinks or taking some sort of stimulant.
This simply isn’t true.
There are a number of ways that’ll boost your energy and do it naturally. Both contribute to your fitness and to your optimal health.
Here are my "Top 5 Energy Boosting Tips"
1. Eat the Right Foods
This is where I consume my highest carbohydrate intake, right after an intense workout. It’s when your body needs fuel the most.
The steady energy release from slow-burning carbohydrate sources like rolled oats and yams will sustain you throughout the day and you won’t experience sugar-like energy crashes.
Filling up with fiber from whole natural foods will help you digest your food more slowly. This will give you sustained energy for hours.
Eat a high protein, high fat (for example: avocado or almond butter), low carb breakfast. This will keep you in fat-burning mode while keeping your cravings at bay. Eating more healthy fats will give you a surge inenergy without the crash.
If you start your day with sugary carbs, you’ll crave more and more junk food throughout the day.
Also, avoiding excess caffeine and sugar will work in your favor when it comes to boosting your natural energy levels.
In other words….do not grab a cup of coffee and a breakfast pastry in the morning, it’s a recipe for disaster.
2. Drink Up
If you’re thirsty, you’re going to feel hungry, sleepy and your energy levels will most likely plummet. Make sure you get at least 8 glasses of water or more per day to maintain both health and energy levels.
You can also add green tea to your drink menu. It has some naturally occurring caffeine, but it’s also full of antioxidants, helps to digest your food and dozens of other health boosting nutrients to fuel your energy levels.
3. Use Natural Supplements
Make sure you get your vitamins and minerals. Yes, eating a variety of vibrant fibrous veggies, fresh organic and preferably grass-fed meats will ensure you are not left with nutritional deficiencies. You can also try some natural supplements like tyrosine. It’s an amino acid that will boost you up.
Get it from foods like cottage cheese, eggs and even smoked salmon.
4. Rest Up
Get a great sleep. Sleep in a cool dark room and try to wake up at the same time daily so your body can get into a rhythm. Shut down the television, laptops and any other electronics and develope a pre-bedtime ceremony to help you wind down at night, perhaps light reading or a candlelit bubble bath.
Stretch and breathe. Stretching gives your body a much needed break while increasing your circulation. Get the blood flowing and take slow deep breaths to relax and revive.
By starting your day with moving your body for just 10 minutes and nourishing your body with the proper foods you’ll have sustained energy throughout the day.
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