Tips: How to eat healthy and for Energy

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Tips: How to eat healthy and for Energy

  1. 1. <ul><li>Eating for Energy </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is energy? <ul><li>Source of usable power </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity for vigorous activity </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity to work </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is vitality? <ul><li>Power to live and grow </li></ul><ul><li>Exuberant physical and mental vigor </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity of survival or continuation </li></ul>
  4. 4. What decreases your energy? <ul><li>Four Big Factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical Stress (can be food) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional Stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental Stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical stress </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. food that decreases your energy <ul><ul><li>Caffeine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soft drinks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tabacco </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trans fats </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. foods that decrease your energy <ul><li>Too much meat or not enough </li></ul><ul><li>Processed chemically made foods </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar and artificial sweeteners </li></ul>
  7. 7. foods that increase your energy <ul><li>Foods that are alive have life force. </li></ul><ul><li>Whole foods </li></ul><ul><li>Superfoods </li></ul><ul><li>Omega 3 </li></ul>
  8. 8. what else increases your energy? <ul><li>Clean Air is your first nutrient </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Love: quality time with the people you love </li></ul>
  9. 9. what else increases your energy? <ul><li>Career—love your work, or find work you love. </li></ul><ul><li>Rest and relaxation </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Spirituality </li></ul>
  10. 10. EAting for energy: Top 10 ways <ul><li>Reduce or eliminate caffeine </li></ul><ul><li>Caffeine cause: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dehydration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blood sugar ups and downs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making mood swings more frequent. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. EAting for energy: Top 10 ways <ul><li>Drink water </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most Americans are chronically dehydrated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Before you go to sugar or caffeine, have a glass of water and wait a few minutes to see what happens. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. EAting for energy: Top 10 ways <ul><li>Eat dark leafy green vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Green is associated with: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spring </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time of renewal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vital energy </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. EAting for energy: Top 10 ways <ul><li>Greens are full of vitamins and nutrients and great for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving circulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifting the spirit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purifying the blood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthening the immune system. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. EAting for energy: Top 10 ways <ul><li>Some examples of greens: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Broccoli </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bok choy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kale </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Broccoli rabe </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. EAting for energy: Top 10 ways <ul><li>Use gentle sweets </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid sugar and chemical artificial sweeteners. </li></ul><ul><li>Use gentle sweeteners like: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>maple syrup </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>brown rice syrup </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>agave nectar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>stevia. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. EAting for energy: Top 10 ways <ul><li>Eat sweet vegetables </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some examples of sweet vegetables: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yams </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Carrots </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beets </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. EAting for energy: Top 10 ways <ul><li>Get physical activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start with simple activities, like: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Waking </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yoga </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pilates </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start with 10 minutes a day and increase. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. EAting for energy: Top 10 ways <ul><li>Get more sleep, rest and relaxation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you are tired or stressed, your body will crave energy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That energy craving could translate into sugar and caffeine cravings. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. EAting for energy: Top 10 ways <ul><li>Take time for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Find activities that restore your energy, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a walk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a bath </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a movie, or whatever you enjoy. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Schedule a weekly date with yourself to do these things! </li></ul>
  20. 20. EAting for energy: Top 10 ways <ul><li>Get in touch with your spirituality </li></ul><ul><li>Find ways to get in touch with your spiritual side: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meditating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dancing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Going to church or to a temple </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Being in nature </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. EAting for energy: Top 10 ways <ul><li>Get rid of relationships that drain you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transform those relationships by communicating and setting boundaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End the relationships that can’t be fixed. </li></ul></ul>

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