The Real Truth About Your Energy...3 Secrets Revealed
What would your life look like if you began each day with more physical energy?
Have you ever wondered why so many people are tired, fatigued or feeling as though getting through the day without some sort of coffee, tea or caffeinated beverage is nearly impossible?
As a society and culture, this lag of energy, mirroring fatigue, can sneak up at any point during the day and for some before even getting out of bed, especially during the business or school week.
“Can my body feel more energized and revved for the day? Doesn't sleep impact my energy?” This is often the set of questions that are asked in consultation.
An amazing transformation begins once your body is fed well and the 3 secrets are put into play. Choosing to honor your body with sleep becomes a natural part of this process as your physical energy flows in a more wholesome way.
Perhaps you’re asking, "is that even possible"? It is totally possible… you can begin to experience the physical energy that your body deserves and for that matter that your mind and soul deserve!
Secret #1 Food = Energy
The Food that you feed your body is what your body uses to produce physical energy. That’s right, whatever you ate last, whether strawberries or ice cream, your body is breaking that food into the smallest of particles in your digestive system. Once the digestive process is complete, the particles travel to all parts of your body to provide nutrients via your blood stream. These particles/nutrients are what feed every part of your body; your brain, your heart, your lungs, muscles…you get the picture.
When your body has too much to process (is overfed) all of you is overfed. The opposite is true too, when your body is underfed, not fed enough nutrition, all of you is underfed. Scary stuff, over time neither extreme works in your favor and without a doubt affects your energy, vitality and ability to fully live your precious life. Your powerful inner-body and organ system beg to be cared for in a healthy, nourishing way.
Secret # 2 Your Energy Shifts All Day Long—it’s supposed to!
Once the food you have eaten has been broken down in your digestive system and has traveled to its destination, it provides nutrition/energy. Once that food/energy is utilized, that organ/body part will need more. This is the reason that throughout the day, it is highly beneficial to feed your body at regular intervals. Blood glucose (blood sugar) fluctuates every 3-4 hours.
Secret # 3 Eating 5-6 Times each day Balances Your Energy
Ever seem to be hungry, tired (or both) around or just before 3 pm in the afternoon? This is a natural fluctuation that is better fed with fruit and protein than a hot cup of steamy coffee. If blood glucose naturally fluctuates every 3-4 hours, and your last meal was lunch, right about 12 pm, 3 pm is an ideal time to give your body permission to be fed. It wants to be fed! When you try to power through without food or try and substitute a liquid or have nothing, you create a void.
By the next encounter you have with food, your body will have found a whole new level of hunger. If you are walking through the door after a busy day without having fed your body, you might just eat anything that isn’t nailed down, let alone feel like you are ready for bed and not quite sure how dinner will make it to the table. This is a very common pattern if a meal or snack is skipped during the day.
Many people benefit from 5-6 balanced meals and snacks to support a natural flow of energy throughout the body. This is your body talking to you! Planning for meals and snacks that energize your body is a powerful way to support your body, health, life and of course…Energy!
By honoring the inside of your body first, you create the vitality to live a full and energetic life.
Cambium Nutrition creates personalized meal plans that honor your unique lifestyle, relationship with food, likes, dislikes and health history. Your plan is designed and tailored to honor your goals, desires and ultimately to fuel your inner body with natural, beautiful energy.