How many of us feel run-down these days? I think it is safe to say that most of us can’t find enough energy! As a mom, I feel like this is a given, between sleep deprivation, daily motherly/wife duties, and work there’s never enough time and definitely not enough energy. Here are some things that can inhibit your energy levels.
- Coffee, soft drinks, energy drinks, certain ice creams, some chocolate
- Too much meat or not enough
- Processed chemicalized foods
- Sugar and artificial sweeteners
- Trans fats.
Stimulants (caffeine, sugar, etc.) may seem to give an energy boost, but they actually deplete our bodies, drawing out minerals and nutrients. These substances are also highly addictive. The body, a lot of times, can crave or become addicted to these when we are deficient it certain minerals and vitamins. I think it’s save to say that quality sleep is also a given to increase energy.
It can be helpful to remove most of these from your diet.
Which one’s do you find you depend on?