We all lead busy lives and have our days filled with lots to do. We have work or school, social life, home commitments and chores. Add in exercising, cooking and shopping and you wonder when there is time left to sleep. A lot of us feel exhausted and just put it down to all that we have to do. In some cases, that will be the cause. In some cases, it won’t. There could be an underlying issue that is leading to your exhaustion. Keep on reading to see if there are any things that you can relate to. You could be feeling energised in no time!
Get Rid of Processed Foods
If you are a bit of a sugar monster, you can’t be too surprised that you are feeling exhausted. Processed foods can pretty much just zap all of the energy from you. So avoid foods like white bread, pasta, fizzy drinks, ready meals, and chocolate. These kinds of foods cause your blood sugar level to rise quickly. So you will be filled with energy but only for a short time. Then the blood sugar level will plummet, and you will feel worse than when you started. The best kinds of food to have are fruits and vegetables, as well as protein and grains. Don’t be too afraid of fat in your diet; just stick to healthier fats like avocado and nuts. http://nutrition.org.uk has more information on good fats if you need more clarification.
To have lots of energy, it is so important to make sure that you are drinking enough water. Have you ever watched a survivor style programme? In these situations, the people stranded get dehydrated and have zero energy. I’m not saying you are in the same situation, but it shows how much being dehydrated can affect your energy level. Make sure that you are drinking at least two litres of water a day. It will help to keep your body functioning as it should. Your body is made up of water, so it needs plenty of it, to work well!
On this vein, you need to think about reducing your alcohol consumption. Having a lot of alcohol can dehydrate you a lot. If you are drinking, though, make sure that you are drinking more water than normal, alongside. The same goes for drinking a lot of water when you are exercising too. Make sure that you are drinking more than normal.
Have a Checkup
If you find that you are regularly exhausted, there could be another reason why you are. If you have cut out certain foods from your diet, are keeping hydrated and exercising but still find you are tired; it could be down to another reason. Something like adrenal insufficiency could be the problem. You can read more about that at https://drlam.com. If you think you might have this, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
Do you think there are any of these things that you could look at to improve your energy? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on this.