We have all had that day when we are lousy and don’t want to make it out of bed. Sometimes we mistakenly think that we are ill. We lack the energy we need to the point where we feel crippled and extremely ill. This is even more so for those of us diagnosed with diabetes, as fatigue is one of the many symptoms of diabetes.
Today we will talk about our energy level in the mornings and I will be sharing some proven tips to boost your energy level every day of your life. Let me encourage you to continue to read so that I can share my tips on how to be more energetic in the morning. Let us now turn our attention to three (3) ways to be more energetic in the morning.
Three Ways to be More Energetic in the Morning
Have you had this happening to you? You woke up in the morning and you were so out of energy that you hit the snooze button a few times before reluctantly crawling out of bed? Yes, guilty as charged and guess what? You have company, and I do believe lots of company too.
There are a number of ways to feel more energized in the morning, but I will share with you three ways to be more energetic in the morning and I encourage you to give them a try if you can. I try to do them daily. They are three that work for me most of the time.
Take a look at the first one. This will get you out of bed and it will reset your internal clock.
Wake Up at the Same Time Every Day
Getting out of bed the same time every day, including weekends, sets our body’s internal clock. This causes me to now wake up before the alarm. At least most days I am awake before my alarm goes off. Yep, I am up, even during holidays, ready to be productive.
I achieve this by going to bed at the same time most nights. It is said that an easy way to reset our body’s sleep-wake clock is to stay away from food (yes stop eating) sixteen (16) hours prior to our desired wake up time. This study was conducted by Harvard Medical School.
There is an internal survival mechanism that wakes us up after sixteen (16) hours to eat in order to prevent starvation. I only do this when I am on an intermittent fast. I try to make my last meal be around 6 to 7 in the evenings. Notice the word “try.” Some nights I fail at this, and so my fasting tends to be between 10 to 12 hours.
As soon as I wake I eat a healthy breakfast to jump-start the end of the fast, and to give my body a much-needed boost of energy. Yes, it’s now time to look at point number 2 “breakfast.”
A Healthy Protein-Rich Breakfast for Energy
The message of consuming a proper breakfast has been preached by many for a long time and it is a universal message we hear worldwide. Our body and mind get energy from the food we eat. Without this supply of energy, we find it difficult, if not impossible to function.
In order to properly function, the cells in our brain crave this protein-packed meal in the morning. Just eating approximately 30g of protein in the morning will give us enough energy and curb our appetite. This is a good strategy to prevent binge eating of sugar-packed, energy depleting foods.
Some of my go-to protein morning foods are omelets, eggs (boiled or a frittata), sardines, salt mackerel, saltfish (codfish) yogurt, cheese, nuts (great snacks too), and seeds. These foods contain lots of protein, enough to give me a further energy boost. Salmon and other meats are also a breakfast possibility, but they are just not for me.
This takes us to our final energy booster for the day. Yes, none other than Vitamin C. Let us take a look at how beneficial this vitamin can be for us to consume on a daily basis.
Vitamin C for Energy and More
When time permits, I prefer to juice oranges at home. What a difference from most store-bought orange juice! Please look and click the picture at the side. That’s the juicer I use at home.
I also rely heavily on lemons and or limes for my vitamin C. Here is why (click here).
So, I hear you asking “what if I don’t have fresh vitamin C at home?” Here is a good reason to purchase some vitamin C tablets to take every morning (read at this article). There seems to be a link between fatigue and a deficiency in citrus acid.
Wait! There is more! Vitamin C also helps us to better absorb the nutrients from our breakfast. Did you know that the smell of citrus fruits can also stimulate alertness? Parents, are you reading this? Teachers, could this be of benefit in the classroom? Should we reach for some lemon, orange or lime fragrant essential oil?
I am sure that you agree with me that these are three simple ways to help us to be more energetic in the morning. Every day can be a great one! I find that when I have positive thoughts in the morning, they also go a long way to boost my energy level.
Waking up the same time every morning resets our body clock and gets us ready to take on all that we are entrusted to do. It’s a great way to start our day and coupled with a protein-rich breakfast, gives us the energy our body and brain needs to function. Vitamin C is not to be shadowed with the energy boost and mental alert state she freely offers.
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Be blessed and use that energy wisely. Be sure to help someone in need and with less energy. Plenty respect and thanks for the visit.