When you're feeling low in energy or experiencing 3:30-itis, it's so easy to just grab another coffee or a sugary snack to give a quick boost of energy...
...BUT as much as I LOVE coffee - I mean who doesn't? -, relying on it as your number source of energy and having more than 2 cups a day isn't the best for your health!
Plus, it just leads to bigger energy crashes and NOBODY want thats!
What you need are sustainable energy boosts that are going to allow you to power through the day, not just let you spike and then crash!
So...I wanted to share with you the right way to boost your energy with 3 amazing tips from my BARE Guide.
1. Eat regularly throughout the day!
This might seem like a no brainer but eating regularly through out the day is key to long lasting energy! I personally eat three main meals and two snacks every day - which is how I structured the BARE Guide - as not only does this suits my body and lifestyle but it also means my body is receiving energy and essential macronutrients (fats, carbohydrates and protein along with veg) on a consistent basis! Therefore, I'm less likely to experience hunger pains, energy slumps and also overeat.
P.s. you can learn more about the importance of snacking here!
2. Don't skip on your carbs
One of the biggest nutrition misconceptions is that carbohydrates are bad for you. Diets often restrict carbohydrate intake, I’m here to suggest otherwise!
Your body needs carbohydrates for energy and essential vitamins and minerals. Carbohydrates are also essential for providing dietary fibre which keeps our gut happy and healthy. The key is to choose the HEALTHIER, slow-burning or ‘low GI’ carbohydrates, instead of quick-acting or ‘high GI’carbohydrates.
Low-GI carbohydrates are broken down at a slower rate and the glucose is released slowly into your bloodstream, giving you a longer, more sustained energy supply. Low-GI carbs include wholegrain bread, oats, fruit and legumes. I recommend choosing Low-GI carbohydrates wherever possible and use them through the BARE Guide along with healthy sources of fats and protein as recommended by the AGHE!
3. Move your body
While eating well is important for your energy and health, exercise also plays a vital role. I recommend you are moderately active and enjoy 30 minutes of exercise a day while eating the BARE Guide (as per the Australian Physical and Sedentary Behaviour guidelines).
Exercise should include a combination of strength, flexibility and cardiovascular training. It’s not about crazy-long workouts in the gym every day, it’s about moving your body in an enjoyable and sustainable way. Keeping yourself fit will work wonders for your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing!
Start implementing these tips these week and let me know how you feel via instagram @leahitsines! I absolutely love hearing from you!
Plus, if you haven't already be sure to join the BARE Guide Community and start your healthy eating journey today!
With over 120 exclusive recipes, flexible weekly meal planners, shopping lists and an abundance of supportive resources, the BARE Guide makes healthy eating easy, sustainable and, most importantly, delicious.