Better Energy: 3 Energy Zappers You Need To Know About

Hi there! Today I want to talk about better energy. Specifically about 3 energy zappers you need to know about.

  • Digestion — You’re not what you eat, you’re what you digest and absorb. Your body can’t handle too much at one time. Stress turns your body’s attention away from digestion to focus on addressing your stress. Poor digestion can sap your energy.
  • Stimulants — Coffee, tea, and energy-enhancing herbs can address your stress through things like caffeine but that’s not the same as providing energy. In fact, they can be your worst energy drainers – think of a car with almost no gas and you put the pedal to the metal asking it to go and go fast… you will hear an awful sound, and while you might get one burst of movement it won’t last. That’s what happens when we use stimulants alone to provide us energy. Your body can become dependent on them too.
  • Too many carbs — Carbs can give you energy but they can also take it away. The energy won’t last and it can be stored as fat. Artificial sweeteners give you no energy so you still crave sugar and other carbs after having foods with artificial sweeteners without any calories. Ever had a cup of coffee and a doughnut or muffin or cereal with fruit in milk and an hour later felt like you needed it all over again just to keep going? Too many carbs at one time AND highly refined carbs (like white flour, white sugar, fruit juice, milk) just give you a jolt of energy but it won’t last!

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  • Susan Taylor, RDN LD

    Meet Susan, registered dietitian / nutritionist and fellow autoimmune warrior who is dedicated to helping women with autoimmune disease get their groove back. With the right diet and lifestyle changes, Susan empowers her clients to take control of their health and feel their best. When she's not busy saving the world you can find Susan strolling along the beach, jet-setting to new destinations, and soaking up quality time with family & friends.

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