Our body is like a machine which needs energy to run the daily course. The food we eat every day is the primary source of energy for our body. To maintain proper functioning we need to fuel our body with all necessary energy elements like proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates, and fibres. Follow these guidelines to make sure that you eat just what your body needs.
- Cut off refined sugar –
Sugar is toxic to the body and creates a cycle of dependency with highs and lows, eventually draining you of energy. Cutting down sugar helps you retain your energy levels.
- Add variety to your diet –
Don’t get stuck in a rut with your diet. Eat seasonally and change it up regularly so that you get a wide range of vitamins and minerals to support your body’s energy levels.
- Regulate consumption –
Eat for the activity that you are about to do. If you’re going to work out, eat a balance of good carbohydrates, protein and fat to fuel you for that activity. If you are winding down for the day, eat less as this energy will not be used.
- Eat breakfast –
Start your day with a healthy burst of energy. Combine proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to get a right start. Remember, breakfast boosts your metabolism by kick-starting energy consumption for the day.
- Drink adequate water –
Water is the basis for the optimum functioning of our body’s system. Making sure you get enough water, as it increases the energy efficiency of your body.
Our choice of food is driven by our taste buds and not hunger. The availability of yummy junk food only pushes us towards making more unhealthy choices every day. Avoiding all that tempting food is impossible and too cruel to ask for. However, it is possible to have the best of both worlds. If you need more guidelines you can always get in touch with us. Call us now on +971 2 4444 945
Mim Kleiberg is a Star 3 Spinning Instructor, Holistic Health Coach, personal trainer and Co-owner of THE ROOM Abu Dhabi with qualifications in Olympic Weight Lifting, Kettle-bells & Functional Training.