4 Incredibly Easy Ways to Increase Your Energy and Curb Your Appetite

December 24, 2013 7:21 pm

1. Say No to Sugar

Ingesting the wrong  sugars or too much sugar leave you feeling tired and sluggish. Making the wrong choices with sugar is also one of the main causes for the “I am constantly sick” type feeling. No one wants to be sick, or let alone feel sick all the time- AND- absolutely no one wants to hear about how sick you are all the time ( I know I don’t) nothing is worse than the “I am sick again” friend.

Sugar feeds bacteria, allowing it to thrive in a vulnerable environment-  eventually attacking our immune system and compromising our health. However, If you want to be lethargic, over weight, increase your risk for diabetes, have a few cavities, than sugar is for you.

2. Fatten Up with Healthy Fats!

The best fats come from nuts, oils, seeds, and fruits. You need fat to burn fat, yet it is one of the most essential nutrients that America loves to hate. Over the last decade fats have been getting a bad rap. But the truth is you need healthy fats in your diet for proper hormone function, energy transportation, heart function, and cognitive ability (brain power bababy!). Snack on a handful of nuts a day, use olive oil in your salad, start your morning within fish oil, cook with coconut oil… You will be amazed by how much energy you have throughout the day, and how much more regulated your appetite will begin to feel.

3. Hydrate Mandate

Hydration is a key component for energy and appetite. Most of our daily fatigue can be attributed to a lack of fluids circulating and metabolizing throughout the body, this can contribute to mental fatigue and a sluggish metabolism as well.  The majority of Americans live their lives -daily- on the cusp of dehydration. Let’s keep it simple, start your day with 1 glass of water, throughout the day try to get as close as you can to 1 gallon from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep. Right before bed end your day with 1 glass of water.

Dehydration can often be mistaken for the sensation of being hungry, confusing our bodies and ourselves into thinking we need to eat.

4. Smartphone Addiction

Drop your phone, put your hands in the air, slowly step away, and then just start running! Run until you find something primitive to do, you know… like maybe play basketball in the back yard, throw a ball around, jump rope, man hunt, tag, walk to the store, jog to a friends house, do a backflip, maybe a cart wheel?…

Within the last few years we have seen amazing advancements in technology, but some may argue (me! me! I’m arguing… and I will win) that with this increase in technology we have jeopardized our health. Exercise is one of the easiest ways to increase your vitality, in the beginning it may seem tough, but over time slowly you will become addicted to the “feel good” nature you develop, and no there is not an App for that. If you don’t like going to a gym, than exercise outdoors, there are plenty of ways to  make it fun and turn it into an experience (memories) with your family or friend(s).

Instagramming a fitness selfie- is like a cheat meal- it should only be done once a week… at most

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