Everyone is always looking for ways to boost their energy. Life is tiring, so a little extra energy is always welcomed. But did you know that feeling a natural energy boost almost always implies that you’re taking better care of your body, too? Drugs like caffeine can provide short bursts of frenetic energy, but they always drag you down afterwards, too. Taking care of the whole body, including the metabolism and the organs, will give you a current of natural energy that lasts all day.
And did I mention that a healthy, energized body is also a lean, sexy body? It’s impossible to feel good and look bad — which is ironic, because so many folks try to attempt painful, restrictive diets that make them feel crummy to lose weight. Mental, physical, and spiritual health; the body is a complete organism, so taking care of the whole body always nets the most “wholesome” results.
Here are 5 easy ways to naturally boost energy and lose weight as a result
Magnesium — this miracle mineral helps you sleep more soundly, relaxes tired muscles, and improves cell functionality. It also helps your body process glucose more efficiently, so you won’t experience the blood sugar roller coaster that so many face daily. Spinach, pumpkin seeds, almonds, cashews, and broccoli are all magnesium-rich foods, but you can easily supplement the body with Mg pills, as well.
Vitamin D — if you’re constantly feeling sluggish, a little sunshine or a couple tablets of D might make all the difference. Your body uses the vitamin to create hormones, and if your hormones are out of balance, your energy levels will absolutely suffer, as well. If you’re going to supplement with D, make sure to take it with a fatty meal, and consider adding vitamin K to the stack, as well, as to prevent arterial build-up.
Drink less alcohol — drinking booze provides absolutely no singular benefit that outweighs the laundry list of negative side effects it causes. It ruins your sleep, damages your organs, makes you overweight, and saps your vitality — all for a slight reprieve from anxiety. Invest the time you’d drink into your mental health, instead, and you’ll feel your energy levels skyrocket. You want to boost energy, not booze it away.
Drink more water — stop lying to yourself; you don’t drink enough water. Almost nobody drinks enough, and the results are reliably detrimental: brain fog, fatigue, concentration issues, and lethargy affect almost all modern adults. And then what do we do about the energy dips? We drink caffeine — a diuretic. Trust me on this, a gallon per day will keep so many health issues away.
Eat more fats — I didn’t say “fatty foods,” I said more fats. Avocados, grass-fed butter, healthy oils, and other naturally fatty foods. Not all grease is created the same, and learning the difference is arguably the most important first step in taking control of personal health and wellness. A diet high in good fats will fuel the body all day long, even if glucose dips. These types of fats also help dissolve and make soluble the vitamin D you decided to buy just a minute ago.