During the day it’s pretty normal to have your energy levels soar and slightly fall throughout the day.
Many factors affect your energy ebb and flow such as physical activities, stress levels (Click Here) and of course the food and drink you consume.
Snacks on the side usually refuel us and make us feel like we’ve got more energy. What is not really spoken about though is, the foods that actually drain your energy (Including the ones that claim they actually do give you energy when they don’t!).
So without further- ado here are the 6 Energy Draining Foods You Must Stop Eating.
Breakfast Cereals With Added Sugars
Many foods in the supermarket that are boxed up are loaded with added sugars, which, when you start consuming regularly can start draining our energy levels right down.
Breakfast cereals spring to mind because it’s the most important meal of the day, so what you put in your mouth is vital for your energy throughout the entire day!
Most cereals for example have way too much sugar in them and are very colourful.. It’s like a poisonous frog if it’s colourful and bright, you can bet your money it’s poisonous.
I’d also like to point out that these particular cereals have low fibre count which is the whole point of breakfast cereal. It’s meant to have high fibre in it, period (Click Here).
The solution to this is simple, opt for cereal that is not sweet, you already know the ones I’m listing; Weetabix, Porridge/Oatmeal, Bran Flakes/ Fruit & fibre, Cheerios (Not the sweet versions, white box only!) etc.
These all contain at least 4 to 5 grams of fibre per serving.. and when I say at least, that’s like the mandatory requirement or it’s trash. All these cereals I mentioned have way more fibre than 4 to 5 grams.
White Bread & White Rice
Another way to get energy is through grains which are high in carbs, they provide the body with lots of energy throughout the day.
The same cannot be said about processed grains, like for example, white bread and white pasta, when it comes to energy levels just consuming these would be very bad indeed.
The fibre which was in the grain in the first place, in the outer layer of the grain, has been removed during the processing stages. For that reason, processed grains contain lower levels of fibre and are digested and absorbed much faster than whole grains.
So picture eating a meal or a snack rich in processed grains.. you’d eat it and then there would be a quick rise in blood sugar and your insulin levels, before a crash back down to earth with the drop of energy.
If you eat whole grains then the opposite would happen, your blood sugar levels would keep your energy at a constant level throughout the day.
So I think this one is pretty clear, start purchasing whole grain bread & rice to keep your energy levels up.
Why anyone would drink Coffee is beyond me it’s disgusting! But putting my ill feelings aside for all of you Coffee drinkers out there, I’ve got some news for you.
When consumed on occasions (When I say occasions I mean you’re not addicted to it more than 3 times a day) then Coffee has positive and mental physical benefits.
It helps reduce diseases such as Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s. As you may already know Coffee gives short-term boosts of energy to the functioning of the brain, which of course many people rely on like a crutch when they’re feeling tired.
This is not the way to go because it’s no better than taking drugs. Instead of getting your 8 hours (Click Here) and eating healthy, which will boost your energy for much longer, you’re deciding to take a quick boost that relies on your taking more and more within the hour, let alone during the night, which has its downside.
If this sounds like you, then you should know that Coffee will cause your body to build up a tolerance. What I mean, is it will reduce the power it used to have to keep you up anyway.. then you’ll just be a fiend, drinking more and more with no reward.. and doze off (I hope you don’t pee yourself).
Too much Coffee also has a bad effect on your sleep, which of course, reduces your energy levels during the day and in the long run, if you are frequently doing it.
No more than 3 cups of Coffee during the day, some may disagree and say 4 cups.. then to that I say, well you’ve got a problem.
Alcohol..Need I say anymore?
To save this from being the shortest section I’ve typed, let me continue for kicks.
Alcohol is a poison, Alcohol will also kill you.. Alcohol will bring your energy levels down.
If you’re a drinker of Alcohol you’re simply new around these woods, because I know that the majority of Di1’s either gave up their alcoholic desires or they never drank in the first place!
So for the newbies, I say this to you; really think about what you’re doing to your body, to your brain, liver etc and make a choice to start cutting down on your intake of Alcohol to the point where it’s just a few glasses of poison a year.. Or at best, like how most of the Di1’s have done, to be completely Alcohol free, because if not.. your energy levels will not improve, your health will not improve and you’ll just be assisting your own death, which I don’t want to partake in or witness, to be frank.
This is without even mentioning all of the reasons why, for your weight loss/health goals, it’s a bad idea and basically just throwing your ambitions or progress in the bin.
Ok I’m done talking about legal class A’s! let’s move on.
It’s a well known fact that Energy drinks can provide you with a short-term energy boost.
But to say that Energy drinks can give you energy, long-term or are even healthy for you is nothing short of a lie (Click Here).
When it comes to sugar these energy drinks contain high amounts of sugar, as much as 10 teaspoons (52grams) per bottle.
Of course as I mentioned before consuming high amounts of added sugars can cause your energy to spike, then drop right down pretty quickly, this will leave you feeling more tired than you did before drinking.
The energy drinks are just like the Coffee, if drunk regularly you’ll end up building a tolerance to it. Which means that you’ll have to consume a high amount to experience the same energy-boosting effects.. where it differs from Coffee is that over time this could lead you to having Type-2 Diabetes.
Fried & Fast
This is a complete no-no! If you’re going to get to your Weight loss/Health goals then you’re going to have to eat healthy foods, which are cooked properly and not fried in oils that are no good for us, such as Vegetable oil (Click Here).
Fast food is not food at all, its trash fit for the bin, filled with high contents of fat and low in fibre, giving you no nutrients whatsoever and feeling hungry and seeking more from the trash.
Eating too much trash will overfill you, which will drain your energy level straight to 0 and you will not have enough energy to want to do anything for the next couple of hours.. you may even go for a snooze for several more.
I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know though…
What Do You Make Of All This?
What Energy Draining Foods Are You Now Done With?
What Is Your Coffee Intake Like During The Week?
If You’re A Di1 Please Share Your Thoughts On Alcohol Consumption & How It Has Changed Since Coming To Di Nutrition!
Of course any other questions are always welcome just leave a comment below
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