Are you lost in a battle to lose weight because you don’t have enough energy to get yourself off the couch and exercise? In just 6 simple steps, you can combat fatigue and get the energy you need to shed pounds and finally get the body you’ve always wanted.
Step 1: Don’t Skip Breakfast
Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day! Having a large breakfast as opposed to a large dinner is not only a great idea for losing weight because you get to burn all those calories throughout the day, it’s also an ideal way to get energy. The calories you take in at breakfast will supply you with ample energy to get in the workout you need.
Step 2: Drink Plenty of Water
Dehydration is one of the chief causes of fatigue. In order to fight fatigue you need to drink plenty of water. Water is a natural hydrant the body needs to perform at its optimal level. Since your body is made up of mostly water I recommend drinking 80% of your body weight in ounces of water for supreme hydration.
Step 3: Skip the Coffee
The accepted idea of coffee is that it ‘perks you up,’ but this ‘perk’ is artificial, short lived, and counter-productive. The rush that coffee provides actually leads to overstimulation – leaving you even more fatigued when it’s over. Aside from that, coffee leads to extreme dehydration. Replace your morning coffee with a tall glass of water, green tea or apple cider vinegar drink and you will begin to experience a more natural energy that will stay with you longer than your morning coffee buzz.
Step 4: Drink Apple Cider Vinegar
Don’t worry; nobody expects you to drink it straight out of the bottle. Use 8 oz of warm distilled water, 1 tsp of honey, and 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and mix it in a drink to get energy and boost your immune system.
Step 5: Get Quality Sleep
There are 5 different stages of sleep, and the first 4 must occur in order for the most important stage to occur: REM sleep. As you sleep in the night you experience all 5 stages multiple times, and the REM cycle gets longer and longer each time it is experienced. When you get a full 8 hours of sleep your brain and body have both been allowed to rejuvenate enough for you to fight fatigue throughout the day.
Step 6: Get Moving!
Let’s take a look at a rule in physics: Newton’s first law of motion…“An object in rest stays in rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.” If you are constantly in rest, that unbalanced force has to be exercise. It’s important to remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and a body can’t be expected to just start exercising at maximum levels out of nowhere.
It takes 7 days for the body and mind to develop habits. If you get into the habit of exercising every day – even if it’s just for 5 minutes a day – you will get your body accustomed to being in motion. Once you have a habit of exercising on a daily basis, the rest will be a walk in the park; you will consistently get more and more energy and will be able to exercise for longer periods by following these 6 simple steps to fight fatigue and get energy.