How to Boost Your Energy
Don't reduce your fat intake too much
Over the past 20 years we have been told to reduce our fat intake. Whilst this may provide some limited benefits by reducing our intake of saturated and trans fats, especially if our intake is excessive, it has also resulted in a corresponding increase in our intake of carbohydrates, which have its own array of potential health problems.
Avoid eating highly-processed, low-fat foods
It is amazing to see the number of low fat, no fat, light/ lite and reduced-fat foods that line supermarket shelves these days. Through consistent 'cerebral bombardment' we have been brainwashed into thinking that eating low fat is the way to go. As a result, we have attempted to cut out all the fat from our diet, which often leaves us with bland, uninspiring and virtually tasteless food.
There are so many health-conscious people who religiously read food labels in order to minimise their fat intake whilst feasting on massive quantities of fat-free cookies, yoghurts and diet foods. In saying this, eating natural, unprocessed low-fat foods as a part of a 'complete meal' is fine.
The unfortunate fact remains that this approach, whilst noble in effort, is terribly misguided and results in poorer health and low energy. You see, whenever you reduce your fat intake and increase carbohydrate intake, huge fluctuations in blood glucose (sugar) level results.
Keep your blood sugar level as stable as possible
Blood glucose is a major influence on energy and in order to maintain high energy levels it is best to keep the fragile blood glucose as stable as possible. Of course, if the blood sugar drops due to skipping meals many people will reach for a 'sugar hit' from sweets or chocolate. This causes a rise in blood glucose and gives an immediate but short-lived burst of energy with a corresponding drop in blood glucose resulting in lowered energy levels.
In order to avoid this from occurring, it is best to eat more low-density carbohydrates (broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, peas and carrots, etc.), a moderate amount of medium-density carbohydrates (starchy vegetables like, potato, sweet potato, corn and pumkin; fruits and dairy products) and less high-density carbs (bread, pasta, rice, cereals, etc.). This will assist our efforts in keeping our blood sugar level stable and keeping our energy level high.
Eat 'complete meals'
We should also attempt to have a portion of all 3 macronutrients (carbs, protein and fat) in each of our 5 small meals during the day. By ensuring we have protein and fat (and fibre) with the carbohydrate-based foods, the absorption rate of the carbohydrates will slow down, which again will keep our blood sugar stable.
Take a multivitamin each day
Another way to boost your energy level is to have a multivitamin/ mineral supplement each day. This can provide your body with specific micronutrients (nutrients required by the body in small amounts) that may be lacking in your diet. By ensuring you provide your body with all the nutrients it requires means all your body cells can function at optimum levels, which will also boost your energy level.
Use XLR8 Thermogenic
Taking an XLR8 Thermogenic capsule twice a day (morning and afternoon) can give you an immediate energy boost. The ingredients in XLR8 Thermogenic have been shown to stimulate the central nervous system and sympathetic nervous system, which helps to boost your metabolism and energy level. Another benefit of XLR8 Thermogenic is that it helps the body mobilise fat from the fat stores and then use it as a fuel source; it dramatically accelerates fat burning in the body.
These hormones have a similar effect in the body to the ingredients in XLR8 Thermogenic. Exercise also stimulates the release of endorphins in the brain, which are natural opiate-like substances that promote feelings of well being.
Act more energetic!
Another beneficial strategy for boosting energy is to simply act more energetic. Since our mind and body are so closely linked, creating a physiology of energy and alertness promotes that feeling too. Simply sitting or standing up straight, smiling and moving quickly can all help to manufacture energetic feelings in the body.
Just think about the physiology of someone who is depressed. Often their body will be slumped, they will move slowly and the muscles in their face will be slack. If you consciously make an effort to do the exact opposite, you are likely to feel the exact opposite too. Try it yourself.
The natural state of human beings is to feel vibrant, alive and energetic. However, if you find yourself feeling a little flat or lacking energy on a particular day, give these strategies a go and get ready to be amazed how quickly your energy will increase!
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