3 simple diet tips to help boost your energy! 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 diet can also have a high effect on how you look. So, instead of trying to find beauty at the drug store, try to 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 look and will give you not only a younger appearance but also a smaller waistline.
These 3 tips will help you get your energy and beauty back, no matter where you feel you’ve been lacking.
Chomp down on some raw veggies
Nom nom nom!!!! A great way to restore your energy and beauty is to add more raw veggies to your diet. They make for a great snack, but also are great before or during every meal you eat. Cooking vegetables above 118 degrees Fahrenheit destroys all the good enzymes. These enzymes are essential for your well-being because it provides 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.
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 couple handfuls a day to start seeing the benefits.
Make sure you progress into this. Don’t add 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!
Boost it with more greens
Green leafy vegetables are the most nutrient dense food on the planet. These nutrients are great for your whole body, as well as areas like your hair, skin, and nails. Not only are greens nutrient packed, but also they’re also filled with fiber, which will help with digestion and will help keep your fuller longer. Helping with digestion means you’ll be more regular and will avoid things like bloat. Not to mention that most greens like kale or spinach are very low calorie per cup, so load up! It’s very difficult to overdo these kinds of food because of the high fiber low calorie balance, you’ll feel full well before you’ve overdone it so there’s no need to limit your intake.
Don’t be shy with the healthy fats
More recently we’re learning that some fats are good for us, but this can be a tricky subject because other fats are inflammatory and can be easy to overdo. The key is to keep an EFA ratio of 3:1. That’s your ratio of Omega 3s to Omega 6s. It can be difficult to know which fats are best. Good options include chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, avocados and walnuts. If you workout you probably crave fat, that’s because it is a necessary component to repair tissue, like those muscles you work hard in the gym. Many of these seeds can be added to oatmeal, buckwheat, a bowl of fruit, a smoothie, or a salad. You may already have some added to your daily breakfast and not even know it.