So I thought I would give you a few ideas of what types of things you can put into your body (OTHER THAN ACE) to give you a little energy through out the day.
- Protein- you have to have protein with out it- you may feel tired, or sleepy. Legumes, vegetables, nuts, seeds, tofu, eggs, mil and milk products, meat, poultry and fish these are all great types of protein you may try to eat one or more daily. Protein is needed to BUILD MUSCLE such as before a work out... Great time to take in some protein before burning those calories- MOST ADULTS GET MORE THAN ENOUGH PROTEIN NEEDED PER DAY.
- WATER- oh ICE COLD WATER is the best thing in the world- it is naturally occurring and so good for your skin, your body is over 75% of water. As you lose weight you want to keep that skin tight- help with elasticity in the skin and will help with stretch marks (meaning not be as noticeable). Water helps you metabolize faster and helps keep you hydrated. SAFELY you can drink 64 oz (as recommended) up to 1/2 your body weight (in ounces) a day. This is just such a help and really helps keep you fuller feeling all day long.---On a side note- MANY PEOPLE do not get enough water to drink daily. Most think if their stomach is growling they are hungry- next time it happens try drinking some water!
- Carbohydrates ARE NOT BAD! you need them- now you can limit them and eat less of them because your body does not require an OVERLOAD of them, but you need carbohydrates daily. There are carbohydrates in vegetables, fruits, breads, cereals, grains, milk, <<<those are the good kinds! The bad carbohydrates are the ADDED SUGARS in cookies, cakes and sweetened drinks.
- Dietary fats- yes the wrong types of these can suck the energy out of you. your total fat intake should be less than 25%-30% per day. (WHEEW I bet if I followed that rule for 2 weeks would drop another 10 pounds!) Fats are essential for natural body functioning. Trans fats, Saturated Fats and Cholesterol are the bad guys in this picture. The good guys ( or better guys) are poly saturated fats and mono saturated fats.
Eating a decent amount and what is good for your body as far as calories go will help keep you energized and moving all day- and if you are feeling a little sluggish drink more water (quickest least expensive way to boost your metabolism naturally)