Friday, October 5, 2007

Get More Energy

Busy Mom Energizers

1. Eat Breakfast
You know it’s the most important meal of the day. You make sure your kids eat it…you need to eat it too. If you are eating, but just a cereal bar – try swapping it out for something more substantial. Choose a high fiber, high protein meal.

Here’s one of my Favorite Energizing Breakfasts

Rolled Oats mixed with water and 2 whipped egg whites
Topped with frozen blueberries

(I sometimes top it with a dollop of vanilla yogurt and a tiny sprinkle of walnuts –simple, satisfying, YUM!)

2. Sneak In Protein w/every meal or snack
Not only helps to maintain your energy levels, it also helps you to burn more calories than simply eating a carb-only based meal!

Instead of eating an apple for a snack
Try eating an apple and a handful of almonds.

3. Drink Green Tea
Full of antioxidants, lower levels of caffeine, will prevent you from crashing later in the day. BONUS: It helps your body burn more fat.

(NOTE– Green tea you brew – not bottled, “green tea”, full of sugar)

4. Move about Every hour
Get the blood flowing, clear your mind, work your muscles. If you can, try to get outside for some fresh air and sunshine.

Try my favorite energizing move a couple times a day, performing 10 -15 repetitions.

The Y-Squat

Energy Zappers

~ Turbo-charged Energy drinks
Full of sugar and the extreme amounts of caffeine leave you feeling drained. Drink more water.

~ Toss the Energy Pills
Over stimulation of the brain and nervous system cause negative effects, including increased heart rate, blood pressure, insomnia, nervousness, and, once use is ended, general feelings of lethargy settle in—making them highly addictive.

~ Skipping meals
Food is energy. If you do not “refill your tank” every 3 hours, your entire body will slow down.

~ “Dead” processed foods
Nothing nourishing to offer. Undernourished bodies are not fit and are no where near energetic.

Follow these Energizing tips and you will be amazed at how much your energy levels sore, feeling more energetic and ready to face the world.

Enjoy your newfound energy!


ailene said...

Thanks so much for the energy tips!!! I can use all the energy I can get!

Sarah Zeldman said...

I always say that more than money, and more than time, ENERGY is the currency of our busy lives.