If you’re a busy mum who is low on energy, it’s time to go back to basics and make sure your diet is loaded with nature’s energy-boosting foods.
I’m talking about energising foods that reduce your reliance on coffee AND that give your body a steady stream of energy, so you perform at your best during the day and sleep more soundly at night.
Even though this may sound too good to be true, it IS possible to give fatigue the flick using simple dietary changes – I promise!
I’ve already helped many tired mums rediscover their energy and, if you’re keen too, here’s what you need to know about creating an energy-boosting diet.
Energy Boosting Basics
1. Choose Nutrient-Rich Whole Foods
Bursting with natural goodness, whole foods are fantastic for supporting your vitality as they’re loaded with all the nutrients you need for energy production: vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and antioxidants. Your body loves receiving these nutrients from whole foods because they’re easy to digest and convert to energy.
Say YES to: fruits and vegetables; whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, rolled oats; legumes such as lentils, chickpeas, beans; raw and unsalted nuts and seeds; water.
2. Ditch Processed Foods
Eating processed foods can rob your body of the nutrients you need for energy. This is because processed food endures so much manufacturing that, by the time you put it in your mouth, your body doesn’t recognise it as a ‘real’ food anymore. This sends your system into overdrive, causing it to steal vitamins and minerals from your body just to digest the processed food. This puts you at risk of developing the nutrient deficiencies which contribute to fatigue, tiredness and sleep issues.
Say NO THANKS to: pre-packed foods including breakfast cereals, biscuits and cakes; savoury snacks, such as crisps, sausage rolls, pies and pasties; manufactured meat products including bacon, sausage, ham, salami and paté; salted and roasted nuts; high fructose corn syrup; bottled sauces and flavourings; carbonated soft drinks and energy drinks.
3. Avoid Food Intolerance
Food Intolerances are a common problem these days, you may have not yet made the connection with foods and symptoms. Eating a food you have an intolerance to can create all sorts of problems, including fatigue, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, thyroid conditions, PMS, skin issues and headaches. If you know you have a food intolerance, but you’re still eating that food, chances are it’s negatively impacting your energy levels.
Common Food Intolerances: gluten; dairy; eggs; soy; peanuts; food colourings and flavourings; MSG; histamines and other amines including aged, overcooked and processed meats, cheeses, overripe fruit and chocolate; salicylates, including tomatoes; dried fruits; fruit juices.
Switching to an energy boosting diet doesn’t need to be complicated or take heaps of effort. It can actually be quite simple and save you time, once you understand the basics.
Here take a look at the meal plan for my upcoming Energy Booster Detox Program.
Switching to an energy-boosting diet doesn’t need to be complicated or take heaps of effort. It can actually be quite simple and save you time, once you understand the basics. I’m even here to support you with a FREE health chat if you need a little more guidance.
Keen to SUPERCHARGE YOUR ENERGY in 2021?
Keep an eye out for my Energy Booster Detox Program which begins on February 15th.