I eat pretty healthy but lately I have been dragging in the energy dept. Also, I have been taking vitex and it increases my hunger (which is good because I need to gain some weight - like 15 lbs. would be good!) and I tend to snack unheathily in between meals. Any ideas? I don't have any food allergies or intolerances!
I was feeling really draggy for a long, long while and I finally decided to take a mulitvitamin and some vitamin C. That did not take care of the problem. Then I added some vitaimin D and I can't get over how much better I feel.
It took several weeks, I am not POSITIVE it was the vitamin D, but I can't think of anything else I changed that could have helped that much.
Anyway, food-wise, I eat a small piece of dark chocolate if I need a little energy boost. I've heard eating an apple will do the same thing. I didn't notice the apple making any difference in my energy level.
Are you drinking enough water?
If you really are underweight for your frame, maybe that could make you tired, too?
It's entirely possible that, most often, I don't make the healthiest 'pick-me-up' choices.
In my defense, I usually pair the coffee with a moderately 'healthy' egg sandwich (with lots of spinach and cheese).
If I go for juice, I'll often put flaxseed or other omega/EFA oil on it (good for keeping it more filling/adding calories/getting your healthy oils). I find, personally, that I feel better energy-wise when I have that regularly.
I've also done a lovely simple banana-milkshake-smoothie with frozen banana, instant espresso powder, milk, dash of yogurt, dab of peanut butter, touch of honey.
Interesting comment about adding in the Vit. D. If you check back, tinybutterfly, I'd just love to know how much you added to your regimen.
A spirutein shake could give you a boost!
Also, yerba mate tea...do you drink coffee?
When I drink lots of water I feel very energised.
Vitamins B and D.
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If I'm between meals and I'm hungry, I eat nuts. Almonds, walnuts, whatever kind you prefer. It's a good punch of protein which gives me energy. I'm also partial to adding in some dark chocolate with the nuts. A little sugar boost that is also good for you, along with the protein usually does the job.
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