Friday, April 11, 2008

Fired Up and Ready to Go!!!

Today on CNN they are doing a feature on boosting energy. They have offered 10 Fresh Ways to Boost Your Energy Now, which is something we all need. I have an image of most of us being caffeine-driven machines! I am definitely not one to give up my morning cuppa' joe, but I can always use more advice on how to keep my energy going allllll dayyyyyy lonnggggg. 

Some of the things they mention are already used by us Clean Eaters:

Point #2 is to eat more protein because it contains certain amino acids, such as tyrosine, that will elevate levels of the special brain neurochemicals that keep us happy. Keep eating your lean protein and complex carb combo every 2 - 3 hours!

Point #4 is to exercise, and do it more often. You'll find me on the treadmill or running hills with my dogs in the  morning, doing my weights at night, and often a yoga class midday or in the evening. Find ways to incorporate small amounts of exercise throughout your day. 

Point #5 is to find new types of hot beverages. We Clean Eaters know all about the excellent benefits of green tea, Maca in tea form, Tulsi tea, etc. etc. I often have 2 or 3 cups of herbal tea throughout the day. CNN also makes a good point by mentioning that these teas do not require a lot of sweetening - one more way to avoid that processed white poison we call sugar!

Point #6 says to switch up your routine from time to time. This is the same as switching up your exercise routine every couple of weeks to alleviate boredom. Also, switch up your Clean eats so as not to get bored. Add in a new ingredient from time to time... pick a new veggie... try a new protein source. Yummy!

They mention a bunch of other great points, too. Check the rest out here

Well, we all must be little energy buzzers if we've already mastered 4/10 points!!!

Here's to an excellent energy-filled weekend!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's too funny! I actually read the CNN article before seeing your post and I almost had the same reaction- except I claimed 5/10 (The same 4 as you, but I also have an Ott-Lite on my desk)