Want 3 simple tips to help boost your energy?! Look no further! There’s no question that what you put in your body has a direct effect on HOW you feel and how much energy you have. If you put junk in your body, you will feel like junk! But if you fuel your body with healthy food, your body and brain will feel light, energized, and full of life!
Your eating can also have a great effect on how you look. So, instead of trying to find beauty at the drug store, find it in the kitchen. Nutrition is a great place to start to not only create a healthy body, but also a healthy glow. Eating the right foods can take years off your looks. It also gives you a younger appearance, smaller waistline, and boosts your energy.
Chomp Down on Some Raw Veggies
Nom nom nom! A great way to boost your energy and beauty is to add more raw veggies to your diet. They make for a great snack, but are also great for grazing while you cook, and with every meal you eat. Cooking vegetables sometimes destroys enzymes. These enzymes are essential for your well-being because they provide a surplus to help digest foods, instead of depleting your reserve. The less stress on your body, the more it can focus on keeping you energized. So make sure you have a mix of cooked and raw veggies to maximize nutrition.
To include more vegetables in your diet try eating one serving before each meal, especially lunch and dinner. Options include: cucumber slices, celery sticks, or red pepper slices. A favorite way to add more veggies in my house is a side salad or a green smoothie. All it takes is a handful a day to start seeing the benefits.
If you’re not a big veggie eater now, don’t jump into a TON of raw veggies right from the get-go! Raw veggies ARE great for you… but they also have a ton of fiber and that can put some stress on your system. So progress into this by adding 1/2 a cup to start… then progress to a cup! We call this transitioning.
Boost Energy With More Greens
Green leafy vegetables are the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. These nutrients are great for your whole body, as well as for your hair, skin, and nails. Not only are greens nutrient packed, but also they’re also filled with fiber, which helps with digestion and keeps you fuller longer. Helping with digestion means you’ll be more regular and can prevent a bit of bloat. It’s very difficult to overdo these kinds of food because they are filling (thanks to the fiber).
Don’t be shy with the Healthy Fats
More recently we’re learning that fats are good for us (if you choose the RIGHT kinds). But this can be a tricky subject. Some fats are inflammatory and are easily over-consumed. The key is to keep your ratio of Omega 3’s to 6’s in check. Ideally the ratio is 3:1. It can be difficult to know which fats are best (but we talk ALLLLL about this in the 131 Method). Good options include: chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, avocados and walnuts.