Many people suffer from fatigue and low motivation to carry on through the day and may be wondering why. Sometimes it could be due to some medical problems like diabetes, thyroid, blood pressure variations and others but more often than not it is just pure lifestyle!
There are simple ways to keep yourself energized through the day- just by keeping your metabolism up. A few simple tricks about how you move and what you eat can completely alter how you feel. So go ahead and try some of these.
Get moving in the a.m.
Start every day with 15 minutes of cardio intervals, such as brisk walking or jumping jacks or push ups- before you even think about eating breakfast. Doing cardio on an empty stomach is scientifically proven to burn fat and it will seriously prep you for the day ahead.
I hate the word ‘diet’ and instead believe in eating clean or eating mindfully. Clean eating is more about a lifestyle change and forming new habits. This means choosing unprocessed foods like fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains and lean proteins instead of fast food. Fueling yourself with the right food is the key to transforming your body, sustaining energy, gaining muscle, and dropping fat. Heavy processed food, while feels good on the palate can zap you of your energy and make you feel bloated and lethargic. Clean light food can keep your energy up much longer by making sure your metabolism stays boosted.
Have the most important meal of the day
Most of us understand how important breakfast is because studies show people who maintain the right weight are regular breakfast eaters, but few of us make the time to eat in the morning. Making sure your breakfast includes a combination of protein, fat, and healthy carbs will give your metabolism and YOU the right jumpstart it needs.
Aim to eat three meals and two smart snacks (like nuts, eggs, curd, etc) a day to keep satiated so you’re less likely to give in to your junk food cravings. You should be eating less calories and minimizing carbs as the day progresses.
Work out smarter, not harder
Focus on fat loss and not weight loss. Rather than focusing on losing weight you should be focusing on staying fit, staying healthy and changing your body shape by lifting weights, eating well, and doing a small amount of cardio. Weight training three to four times a week can help you build muscle while burning fat, and muscle boosts your metabolism because it torches calories all day long.
Follow these ways to keep energized all day. Remember, to achieve your dreams you have to be alert and focused!