A lot of my colleagues ask me how I maintain such a high level of energy all the time. It’s really pretty simple. Here’s what I do: I try to eat more energy-gaining and less energy-draining foods … along with a short nap of 30-45 minutes each day in the afternoon.
The energy-draining foods are any foods that are white. For example: processed white sugary foods and processed white flour foods. I try to keep in mind a little rhyme: If it’s white, it’s not right! Most of the good is gone from those types of foods. But don’t they taste good? I used to eat because of taste and tradition and did it in haste and forgot nutrition. Now I’m all about nutrition.
So, now what I try to do is eat a lot of fruit and foods with natural starches, which are the energy-gaining foods!
And as I’m eating fruit, I always eat it on an empty stomach and avoid eating the sweet ones and the sour ones at the same time.
A few benefits of eating fruit: it’s easy … just crack it open and eat; it’s usually very cheap, especially when it’s in season; it’s so portable, you can take it anywhere … it’s truly “nature’s fast food!”
The natural starches are: ALL potatoes, brown rice, whole grain breads and pastas. Refer to “The Food Combining Guide.” Something I try to remember to keep me on track when I eat bread is another short rhyme: “The whiter the bread, the wider the spread, the sooner I’m dead!” Have some color in the bread!
Enjoy these energy gaining foods and try to get that nap in the day sometime when it’s convenient and watch your energy soar.
I encouraging you to eat good stuff and you’ll always be tough … you owe it to yourself!
In addition to The Food Combining Guide, check out a couple other of my websites with tools, tips and useful information to help you with weight management: HealthAtLast.com, DefeatingBadEating.com and Is Your Diet A Riot?
All the best.