One of my biggest issues after child birth is keeping a consistent flow of energy. I don’t know if it’s the feedings every two hours, running around like a mad woman trying to do all the things or W H A T but I’m all about finding solutions. Let me just start off by saying, I have researched different things and I just sharing my experiences and my findings. I always suggest you doing your own research, especially if you feel like what I share is lacking the information you need to make a decision.
If you have low energy, chronic fatigue, allergies, or a condition that leaves you feeling tired, these can improve your energy, stamina, and endurance. There are several ways to go about this but I want to share a few things that are working for me personally.
You can start with your food to give you energy. Isn’t that crazy? Food can legit do ANYTHING we are needing or missing…. healthy fats specifically are what you want because it is the most effective out of all the things I could share with you. Avocados, dark chocolate, tree nuts, coconut oil and grass fed butter are great sources of healthy fats that you can add in to give you the most natural energy.
Next on the list is reducing the amount of sugary and caffeinated drinks as possible. If I could go back and tell my college aged self to stop drinking Red Bulls I would! Drinking more water instead of relying on sugar and caffeine helps our body function properly. Sugar and caffeine also dehydrate you so when you choose to drink water instead you remain hydrated and skip the brain fog and tiredness. I personally challenge myself to drink at least a gallon of water a day. I do this by incorporating a lemon wedge or a Premama Wellness lactation packet for extra flavor AND boost in milk production while I breastfeeding. #winning
Drinking your greens can also help you produce natural energy. I don’t know if y’all remember me sharing about my morning celery juice ritual but I’m totally gonna get back into that. You can make your own green juice or buy it (it tastes better to me when it’s fresh). I will also say that I’ve encorporated beef liver into my diet and it has helped ALOT. It might sounds weird but read this to learn more.
Exercise will always help you with natural energy. You would actually think it’s the opposite BUT it releases endorphins and that’s the chemical your brain needs to trigger happiness and gives you a “runners high.” I try to do something active every day…. mostly yoga but I do try to get out and go for a walk any nice day that’s thrown my way. Walking is FREE y’all, there is no excuse for us not to do it. ANNNNDDD in the world of technology you could do an exercise class off of Youtube for free as well.
Diffusing essential oils is also another great way to get natural energy. There are so many amazing benefits to aromatherapy and one is helping create an energized environment. The oils that I use for energy are citrus like orange, lemon, grapefruit and lime and also peppermint and rosemary.
I also think that our hormones play a large part in fatigue if they are imbalanced. There are so many factors that hit us every day like pesticides, GMOS and unknown chemicals in our foods, especially dairy and meat products. If you are or have been on birth control this can play a factor as well. I personally stopped taking birth control because of all the side effects that happened to me like brain fog and weight gain. If you need to detox from an abundance of estrogen then I do recommend taking this DIM balancing supplement.
All of the things that I shared are all options to help you along your health journey. You can try to incorporate them all into your life or try a few at the time. Whatever you decide, just know that it will make a positive impact in your life and your energy levels. Feel free to email me with any questions you might have.