Feeling run down, exhausted? Turning to coffee and/or sugar to keep you alert throughout the day? Having difficulty focusing during the day? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are certainly not alone. The good news is is that low energy can often be solved with modifications to their diet. With patients, we have found that it can take anywhere between 4 – 8 weeks for their bodies to adapt to the new diet and start feeling more energized. An important aspect to this is that even though we use the term “diet”, what we are really talking about is your day-to-day approach with food and the choices you make.
We are going to spend the next several posts dedicated to general food guidelines that have been proven to help boost energy with our patients. While it can be enjoyable to have that double shot of espresso in the morning, or reach for that candy bar in the afternoon, we want to help you to reduce your reliance on unhealthy food choices to feel energized.