Clean eating is a lifestyle that is not only responsible for having a happier life but also responsible for losing weight and having more energy while enjoying all your favorite foods.
If you ever felt weak and didn’t want to get out of bed, then you lack energy. Below are a few strategies you can implement to feel revitalized and have more energy in the day.
1. Practice Stretching
Spending even just five minutes breathing and stretching can release a quick flow of oxygen to the brain and body giving you a push to get through the day. If you suffer from any chronic pain, then a gentle stretch will help alleviate the pain.
2. Drink Water First Thing
When you wake up, you’ll feel quite thirsty. Even though the first thing you want to drink is coffee, you need to hold yourself back. Drink half a liter of water will wake you up straight away and hydrate you. It also makes you more aware and also gives your metabolism a boost as well as starts your digestive system.
3. Make Sure Your Breakfast is Clean
What you eat first thing in the morning will have a big impact on how your day turns out. Eating more carbs then protein will leave you feeling sluggish within a few hours. Ideally, you want to feel full and have plenty of energy left for the remainder of the day.
4. Have a healthy backup plan
If you’re away from home for quite some time, it’s best to pack yourself a clean lunch. The last thing you want to do is let yourself down and feel miserable because you had to quickly stop at the local fast food restaurant.
5. Avoid Sleep
Everyone has told you that you need to get plenty of sleep, but now you’re being told to get less sleep. This may sound crazy at first but if you can work out how much sleep you need, can reduce the amount of time you spend in bed.
This will help you fall asleep quickly and wake up feeling refreshed. Avoid going for a nap during the day. Go to bed for only five hours and if you had a good night rest, add 30 minutes. As long as you keep sleeping well, add a further 30 minutes. This will give you plenty of energy.
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6. Avoid Alcohol
To avoid falling asleep during the afternoon is to avoid alcohol in the afternoon. Only drink in moderation and when you want to wind down for the evening. Q&A – How can I drink alcohol safely? WHO Alcohol Fact Sheet
7. Eat Smaller Meals
Avoid eating three large meals every day but rather break those down into smaller meals or snacks. By eating a big meal, you’ll overwork your body causing you to become tired and sluggish. By eating smaller meals, you’re giving your body a steady supply of nutrients over time.
Having more energy is not just about eating clean. Using a few of the above habits can give you ample energy to get through the day.
8. Consider your brain
From Harvard Health Publishing –12 ways to keep your brain young