Suns out, guns out!
Are you smiling because the weathers warmer, colder days are dwindling away and suns staying out later? I know I sure am! However, even though the weather is nice, are you still noticing your energy starts to lag after lunch? You want to head home and do work outside, head to the park to play with the kiddos or go on a walk with your dog; but by the time you get home you just feel like hitting the hay.
Not for long!
Throughout this blog post you will discover 7-Tips on how to Spring Up Your Diet to brighten your mood.
Say bye-bye to excuses and hello to results!
Tip 1. Take Your Food Outside.
No more lunch breaks at the desk, break room, dinner dates or meetings inside. Make the time (and take the time) to eat your food outside!
Nature has a way of calming our souls, and when the weather’s nice, try your best to get outside and do what you normally do during lunch, dinner or snack time! Even just 5-minutes can make a huge difference on your energy, mood, or conversations with the person you’re meeting with.
Tip 2. Sip on Water (infused and cold)
Not just plain water though (hello that is boring)! Add some flavor with sliced lemons, limes, cucumbers or even oranges, strawberries or blueberries. You can reap the benefits of the natural detoxification each one of these produce have, but also help you from not getting bored drinking plain water all day.
Tip 3. Use Herbs to add Flavor
This is one of my favorite times of the year, when all the fresh produce hits the local grocery stores, farmer markets, or vegetable stands.
When given the choice between fresh herbs, dried herbs or salt and pepper, skimp out the salt and add flavor with fresh herbs. Fresh herbs are going to give you better flavor every time. Plus, getting creative in the kitchen keeps things interesting, and gets you trying new things.
Here’s a list of some of my favorite herbs, and what to season this or that with:
- Salsa, Guacamole, Fish, Stir-Fry Vegetables, Salads, Skillets (Mexican styled scrambled eggs), Pesto
- Fish, Pickled Beets/Pickles, Roasted Vegetables, Salmon
- Potatoes, Pork, Beef, Lamb, Roasted Vegetables
- Mojitos, Mint Juleps, Lamb, Arugula and Beet Salad with a little Feta or Goat Cheese,
- Turkey, Fish, Chicken, Eggs, Roasted Vegetables, Stir-Fry Vegetables
- Pesto, Bruschetta, Rice, Noodles, Soups
Tip 4. Jump Start Your Morning With A Superfood Drink
In my 7-Day Jumpstart Cleanse challengers jump start their morning with superfood drink and detoxifying tea.
Two products I recommend:
Comes in 11 Different flavors each made with alkalizing farm fresh greens, fruits and vegetables. Also has to-go packs for convenience while traveling (my favorite!)
Helps circulate and detoxify your body with the natural herbs and spices in each pouch.
Tip 5. Add Volume To Your Meals
Aim for 3-cups of more of veggies a day, and eat at least 1 type at each meal.
That means more “volume” instead of “calories” per meal… aka you get to EAT MORE FOOD! Stock up on cucumbers, celery, carrots, mixed greens, cooked or raw vegetables at each main meal, followed by snacks in between. All vegetables are great for you, and help keep our cells happy and healthy to function at optimal levels.
Tip 6. Go Nuts About It
Nuts provide key protein, antioxidants and nutrients are body needs to survive. So go nuts about them! Adding in a handful day of nuts (almonds, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.) can help:
Enhance brain functioning, heart health, cellular circulation, aid in lowering cholesterol and also good for your hair, skin and nails.
Tip 7. 30-Minutes, 3-5X a Week. Thats All We Need.
30-Minutes of sweating at least 3X a week is all we need.
The American Counsel of Sports Medicine recommends 150-minutes moderate-intensity exercise per week. Exercise recommendations can be met through 30-60 minutes of moderate intensity exercise (5X/week) or 20-60 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise (3X/week). If you’re unable to meet these recommendations, any physical activity (getting the body moving) works great. This can be simple walk around your block, down your street, in the park, 10-minute flexibility/balance work, cleaning house, washing your car, etc. Aim to get (and keep) your body moving to help boost your energy and reap the benefits of endorphins all throughout your body, mind and soul.
There you have it! 7-Tips on how to spring up your diet for lasting energy were given to you throughout this blog post.
Don’t give up on your health and fitness results, or doing the things you love because you “do not have energy”. Instead, use some of these tips above and benefits from lasting energy! You can do this! Remember you’re worth it!