If there’s one thing most people want, it’s more energy. Yet, the majority of people don’t live in a way that supports this end.
A great many people wake up sluggish, drag themselves out of bed, somehow make it through the day, come home to plop themselves in front of the television or their computer, stuffing themselves with unhealthy foods and drink, drag themselves to bed only to repeat the same thing the next day and the next and the next.
One of the greatest culprits of our lack of energy is the foods we eat that take a long time to digest. Or worse, lodge in our intestines.
In general, food takes 24 to 72 hours to move through your digestive tract. The exact amount of time depends on the amount of food and the type of food. The more processed, the worse. This is why fast foods are so dangerous. They are extremely processed and don’t support a healthy digestive system, exacerbating the lack of energy many people experience.
Add to that the healthy issues people have come to accept as normal and the problem intensifies. Things like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, strokes, heart disease and some cancers.
There are many things that can be done to not only increase energy, but to also improve one’s health. First, switch to a plant based diet. The more fruits, veggies, beans, legumes and healthy fats you consume, the better.
Rather than jumping out of bed, grabbing a cup of coffee, and downing sugary cereal or a donut, get up at least 30 minutes early and develop a morning routine that supports a better state of mind, body and soul.
Include stretching and yoga, meditation, inspirational reading and writing and some type of exercise.
YouTube is filled with videos of every description for yoga, meditation, exercise and stretching.
Eat your first meal in the late morning if at all possible. Eat your last meal around 5 or 6 p.m.
Not sure how to go plant based?
Check out the many books on amazon by experts like Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Chef AJ, and Dr. Esselstyn. All have been plant based for decades and are living proof of the health benefits.
You can also access my FREE eBook – Beginner’s Guide To Plant Based Eating. Click here.