This is what my day used to be like:
I’d roll out of bed after hitting the snooze button about a half-dozen times. Shower, do makeup, get dressed, then head out the door for the day. I’d stop by the coffee shop to grab coffee and some breakfast before heading to the office.
It wasn’t until an hour or so later that I finally felt awake and functional. This was a short-lived burst of energy before I was tanking. I’d head to the break room for more coffee and maybe a muffin or some other treat that someone may have brought into the office, then head back to my desk to wait for my energy to pick back up. Once that sugar and caffeine hit my system, I was revved back up to get work done. Another dip would come just in time for lunch. I’d grab something at the grocery store nearby (usually a can of soup or a frozen meal) and then scarf it down while working. Like clockwork though, my energy would take a nose dive once again.
This happened every. single. day. It really felt like I was on an energy roller coaster! That up and down in my energy all day long was exhausting and distracting! Those small spurts of energy only allowed for little moments of high productivity. No wonder I always felt behind on everything.
Does this sound familiar to you?
If so, it could be a sign that you are not the one in control of your day! Sugar is!
It took me a long time to realize that I was filling up each of my meals and snacks with sugary and refined carbohydrates that were devoid of nutrition and were wrecking my blood sugar!
Eating too much sugar, and really too many carbohydrate for what YOUR body needs, can lead you to feeling like your energy is all over the place. Sugar is a fast burning fuel source for the body. While it can be so easy for the body to burn, it goes through it fast. Think of it like kindling for a fire. It can get the fire going quickly, but if you don’t throw a log on the fire soon enough, the fire will go out. This is what sugar does when it comes to your energy. If you only give your body sugar to burn, it will run out of it’s energy source, and leave you feeling like you’ve hit a wall. This is why you likely feel hungry, tired and even moody a couple hours after eating. Your body has run out of fuel and your fire has gone out!
You don’t have to live this way though! You can teach your body to use healthier sources of food for fuel. Reaching for healthy fats and proteins, and not just carbohydrates (especially those containing processed sugar and grains) will allow you to feel like you have more stable energy throughout your day.
Are you ready to teach your body how to use better food for fuel so you can have more energy, focus and even better sleep? The next 21-Day Sugar Detox group kicks off on April 2nd! You can learn more on the 21-Day Sugar Detox page!
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