You know that feeling of complete frustration when you’ve just finished the 2nd or 3rd coffee of the day and you still feel tired? Or when you slept 9 hours and felt more exhausted than when you went to bed?
I know that feeling like nothing else. I know it because I lived like that for many years of my life. And I was sick and tired of it…exasperated because I did not know what I needed to do to get out of it. It felt like my whole day was dependent on short-term stimulants and I couldn’t function at my best without them. My go-to coffee and muffin combo were no longer working and my weight was slowly creeping up even though I did not feel like I was eating more than before.
If you are reading this, I am sure you know what I mean.
The good news is that there is a way out of this downward spiral. I was able to do it and so can you.
During my journey of healing, I discovered a whole new way of creating and sustaining my energy without having to resort to short-term hacks that caused more damage than good.
And because I know that we all want tools to give us results yesterday…hint, hint…nudge, nudge…I have chosen 2 of the very best habits that I followed to get myself on the path to feeling better and living the life I deserve.
- Avoid carb and protein combinations
- Go green
Here’s what I mean…The notion of food combining is an old science that, in a nutshell, builds on the idea that different foods require different enzymes to break them down in our stomach. If we consume foods that require alkaline type enzymes (carbohydrates) in the same meal with foods that require more acid-like enzymes (proteins), we may have a serious consequence to deal with. Alkaline and acid enzymes can neutralize each other and thus lose their power to break down food. This results in food taking much longer to digest, thus draining our body of the energy we so desire.
Simple Solution: you do not need to avoid either carbs or proteins; all you have to do is consume them separately. Simply combine carbs (i.e. grains) with vegetables or proteins (i.e. meat, fish, legumes, nuts) with vegetables.
Meal Example: Salad made up of assorted greens and veggies and topped with your choice of protein (meat or plant-based)
The second amazing habit I would like to introduce you to is that of ‘going green’. What I mean is for you to add as many dark green leafy vegetables in your diet as possible. The more you add, the better you will feel. Here are some examples for you:
- Flavour your water with ‘greens’ powder mix – check out your local health store for various options that include dark leafy greens, seaweed, herbs etc.
- Have a large salad with every meal – breakfast included
- Drink fresh green juices in the morning and afternoons
- Blend your salad by making green smoothies with fruits as well as veggies like spinach and kale
When I implemented these two habits in my life I saw results almost immediately. The more you do, the better you will feel.
I am very excited for you to try these out and look forward to hearing of your results. Please also share with anyone who you think may benefit.
Cheers to your best health and the journey to the best that life has to offer ☺