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Want an extra 3 hours in the day?

Are you feel up of feeling tired all the time? Could you do with an extra 3 hours in the day to get stuff done with maybe even a little time for some self care? Unfortunately I can magic up an extra 3 hours in the day but what if instead of feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, you felt energised and motivated and didn't actually need the extra 3 hours in the day to get everything done? Follow these 5 tips to help beat fatigue and make you more productive every day.

Tip 1 - Eat a nutrient rich diet

Energy in the body is produced within each and every cell in the body and there are specific nutrients that make this happen. When your body is missing these nutrients, the whole process of energy production does not work efficiently and you feel tired and sluggish.

So fill up on protein, healthy fats, colourful fruit and veg and wholegrains.

Tip 2 - Make sure you eat protein with each snack and meal

Protein helps you to feel fuller for longer and keeps your blood sugar levels more stable so that you have a more steady and constant supply of glucose for your cells to convert into energy.

It's easy to think that grabbing some fruit as a snack will do the world of good but eating lots of sugar without the stabilising effects of protein can actually make you feel more tired. So instead of just grabbing an apple, try apple with almond butter instead.

Tip 3 - Swap energy drinks for herbs

Yes energy drinks give you an almost instant boost in energy but this is rapidly followed by a drop in energy. This can leave you reaching for yet another coffee, diet coke or energy drink in order to bring you back up again. Caffeine taxes the adrenals and puts the body into a state of fight or flight which comes with a host of other issues over the long term.

Instead consider an adaptogenic herb such as Eluthero which helps the body to use it's energy more efficiently, boosts stamina and reduces tiredness.

However, always consult a qualified practitioner before taking any herbs as there maybe contraindications with any medications or medical conditions you have. Eluthero should not be taken if you have high blood pressure.

Tip 4 - Drink plenty of water

It's super simple but dehydration is one of the biggest causes of tiredness. When we don't enough water in us, our cells don't function as efficiently and we feel tired.

As well as water and herbal teas there are a number of fluids that count such as fruit & vegetable juices, foods with high water content such as cucumber, watermelon, celery, lettuce and berries.

Tip 5 - Get moving

Yes I know that the last thing you might feel like doing is getting out there and moving when you are feeling exhausted. However, when you become more active, your metabolism speeds up giving you a little extra pep in your step. Sticking to a regular exercise routine is one of the easiest ways to boost your energy.

Now I am not talking about going for a 5k run. Even going for a 15 minute walk around the block can help you feel more energised.

If you are doing everything right and yet you are still feeling exhausted, there maybe some wonky hormones or metabolic dysfunction going on. Adrenal hormones, thyroid hormones and sex hormones are hormones that have a huge impact on your energy and insulin can cause metabolic havoc if it falls out of line.

I would love to help you to get your energy back so I invite you to book in a free 30 minute consultation with me to discover just how we can get you back on track.

Book your free session using the link below

Michaela x

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