Has your “get up and go,” got up and went? Have you been feeling exhausted when you really haven’t done much? Maybe I can help you find it again.
First look to your diet and ask yourself:
Are you eating a balanced diet? The right foods DO make a difference. Our God is a God of Order and Balance. As we consume the right formula of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, our beautifully designed bodies should work efficiently to produce energy. Feeling a little lethargic? Try placing a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses in your coffee, smoothie or oatmeal.
All vitamins, minerals, amino acids and phytonutrients must assist each other for proper function. If you restrict your diet and cut out one of the above food groups, you’ll be off-balance. Each food contains nutrients which interact with others to keep you energized. For example, magnesium, potassium and calcium work together to keep your electrolytes in balance which assists with muscles movement and heart regulation. Create a smoothie with a banana, orange juice, flaxseed and good quality yogurt.
Are you avoiding one entire nutrient group trying to lose weight? How many times have you heard; “I’m not eating any carbs!” Our body needs a variety of nutrients but cut down on simple, sugary carbohydrates not complex ones! Nearly every food breaks down into a combination of fat, protein or carbohydrate so it’s almost impossible to cut an entire food group. How would you classify an avocado for example? It contains all three nutrients. Or consuming only fruit would be neglecting 50 other essential nutrients you need to live effectively. Therefore attempting to avoid ALL carbs, as many do, would not only be exasperating but it won’t do any good because you’d be neglecting other essential nutrients needed to sustain life.
Are you eating mini-meals throughout the day? Forget starvation diets! The First Law of Thermodynamics states it takes energy to make energy. Your body should run like a well-maintained engine and it can’t without fuel. In order to keep a steam engine functioning effectively, the engineer must keep adding a bit of energy like wood or coal to keep the train moving. It’s the same with a human machine.
Are you eating too much? If you’ve ever gone to a buffet and pigged out you know what I mean. You’ll wake with a “food hangover” compliments of a buffet. Overeating stresses the body, releasing more insulin. This in the long run usually makes you hungrier later.
Use Epsom salts. This recommendation for restoring energy is a tried but true method for all sorts of illnesses. Epsom salts will remove toxins from your system. Just visualize all that built up sludge from overeating plus lack of exercise – who could feel energetic in that environment? Soak in a relaxing warm bath of salts and essential oils of your choice.
Increase your water intake to increase energy. It’s amazing how pure water will make you feel vibrant again. I’ve already written so much about water, please use my search engine to find additional posts.
Exercise! Contrary to making you sleepy, exercise revs one up. Fresh air restores feel-good endorphins and gets the blood circulating throughout. But value exercise for the right reasons!
“For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8)