to get my zest back!
first off – eating better .. 3 meals and 2 snacks.. I seem to physically/emotionally/mentally crash if my blood sugar isn’t consistent…. and the energy plummets!
A visit to the doc, to rule out other medical reasons, and all is clear there (thank God, I am very grateful for this!)
Advice from doc was eating more frequently. You’d think I would know this by now?? !
So each meal now contains protein, and there are lots of snacking in my world now!
And the vitamins/supplements are back on the table, as a must have, for no one should feel so drained and wanting to sleep so much..
Hoping that in a week or two I see some major improvement.. so that I feel my old self again, and get back into my happy place! 6 months ago
I’ve been struggling with my energy levels for months now.
I’ve also been sick for weeks (2 colds from Aug-Oct!), which is ridiculousssss! I’m only now starting to feel like this cold is nearly over!
Finally went to my doc to have her get some blood work done, to see if there is a reason why I feel so crappy, – no one should have 2 colds within this time frame!
Will see the doc next week to get results.. maybe it’s hormones or thyroid or a vitamin deficiency?? It just needs to stop. I’m so sick of feeling sick or blah.
People at work and around me are even asking are you sick STILL??? or are you sick again? ya that bad!
I want to feel like my old self again!
Hopefully some answers next week, and a plan of action too! 6 months ago
I want to say this goal is accomplished – but I know myself too well. I think lack of energy is kind of a vicious cycle. Healthy habits definitely help. 7 months ago
I found out my blood sugar was a whopping 104 & for a 29 year-old male that’s fairly high.
Here’s what I’m doing: 1/2 plate is not too starchy veggies like spinach, kale with a low sugar fruit like green apple, blackberry or strawberries – carbs are very minimal – and whenever possible – considering foods with a lower glycemic index. So far feeling pretty good on only a few days of this. 8 months ago
My green smoothies have made an unbelievable difference!
Spinach and Kale – my must have’s with mixture of some fresh fruit on hand, yogurt and protein powder. I’m up to about 50% veggies, and over the next couple of weeks I’ll be increasing the proportions…
That and the vitamins, some exercise, and feeling just better overall! 11 months ago
For the first time in weeks and months really, I feel like I’m getting some energy back.
I’ve doing some yoga, cutting back on my caffeine (about 1/2!), eating well balanced meals, and taking my vitamins/supplements regularly for about 2 or 3 weeks, and getting ‘quality sleep’. Ive learned 7 to 7.5 hr is my ideal – but if I wake up 3-4 times during the night, that isn’t near enough sleep, and surely it isnt quality sleep!
It has made a tremendous difference in how I feel! 11 months ago
I quit my job last Wednesday and my only advice is this: If your job is giving you painful de-energizers and you don’t like what you’re doing, how you’re getting paid, or the conditions you are in, change your atmosphere and things will fall accordingly in place. Also, worrying less, drinking more water and spending less time in stressful places like my room has helped me a lot. I hope this helps someone who wants the renewed energy I’ve enjoyed for just a few days.11 months ago
I never knew how people could possibly have energy to get everything done in a 24 hour period. Working 2 jobs, and going to school full time completely drained me of every last bit of strength on a regular basis. I was chuggin the red bulls at least twice a day in order to maintain a set schedule. To make a long story short, I ended up in the hospital with severe kidney stones after few years of abusing my body. I was told by a wise man shortly afterwards, “Energy drinks are the cigarettes of this generation”. After researching the major brands for a few hours I have never purchased one again. I have managed to find a replacement energy drink that actually gives you the energy from giving you the vitamins your body needs instead of a bunch of caffeine and sugar. I have never been more happy with a drink in my life haha. Surprisingly, it tastes incredible as well! I don’t know why everyone doesn’t know about this! 12 months ago
I noticed I had more energy last week even though there were a couple of nights where I had only five hours sleep.
I haven’t really changed my routine at all apart from drinking more water so clearly I need to keep doing that! 12 months ago
to rebuild my energy. Now I struggle – daily.
It seems like I survive on caffeine to get me going in the morning, and by the time I arrive home from work there isn’t much in my ‘gas tank’!
I know I need to reduce the caffeine, incorporate some type of exercise, and eat better…
Energy Smoothies are on the agenda….
Ideas are MOST welcome! Really want to return to my ‘normal-spunky’ self! 13 months ago