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2013-05-24

Is Your Nutrition Gas Tank on Empty?

As we discussed in part one of our series “Is Your Bucket Full?”it is time to monitor, manage, and empty that bucket.Getting adequate rest, avoiding certain foods, and redirecting your focus to you, your environment, and your emotions are all important in paving a path to the new and improved YOU!

Have you ever heard the phrase “I will sleep when I am dead”?  It is time to put that phrase to ‘rest.’ Let’s give our bodies the sleep and relaxation needed to be healthy.

In our last blog “Do You Wake Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed?” you may remember that we discussed the importance of getting adequate amounts of sleep on a regular basis and how it effects the journey of becoming healthy once again.

As sleep is, food is crucial to our well being. It is the fuel to our body as gas is the fuel to our cars.  If you put the wrong fuel in your car, it probably wouldn’t run as well as it should, if at all.  There are a few things to remember that can be very important to your overall health:

  • Do not skip breakfast
  • Eliminate foods you are allergic or sensitive to
  • Avoid eating too much or too little.

It is necessary to eat the right type of food, the right amount of food, and eat at the right times.

  • Protein in the morning makes for a great start! Protein keeps your blood sugar level steady throughout the day and is essential in preparing your body for healing.  20 grams of protein for breakfast is ideal and adding 30-60 grams spread through out the rest of your day helps to keep your mood and energy levels stable.
  • Carbohydrates that are good for you.  Carbohydrates such as vegetables, fruits, grains, and beans are rich in vitamins that sustain and nourish the body in a positive way.  Eat vegetables raw or lightly cooked to maintain vitamin and mineral content that make them easier to digest.
  • Fats are not to be feared.  Certain fats such as walnut, coconut, cod liver, and real butter are ideal because they possess healing qualities in our bodies.
  • Drink water. Water is the most important fluid that your body can take in.  It is considered a nutrient, optimizing digestive function and eliminating toxins from your body.

Everybody needs a certain amount of nutrition and if you suffer from adrenal fatigue it is even more important to get the vitamins and minerals your body thrives on.  Good nutrition…it does a body good!

This is the third in our four part series on how to transition your lifestyle to overcome adrenal fatigue.  Tune into our blog next week on adopting a mindful approach to life and how it affects adrenal fatigue. 

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