Natural, Simple Solutions to Boost Energy September 03 2018
Everyone needs to pay attention to the nutritional needs of their bodies, regardless of age, health, or goals. Once symptoms show up it means we have let it go too far. Prevention is the best cure.
Disrupted sleep, combined with us overdoing it starts the vicious cycle where our fatigue begins. Because we don't get the suggested eight hours of sleep our adrenals get severely depleted, which takes fatigue to the next worse level. We compound the problem by working out too hard, draining and depleting us further. Thankfully, the solution is simple!
Did you know that a lack of quality sleep can affect body weight and cause you to store excess fat in the abdominal region? Sleep controls the two hormones in the body, leptin, and ghrelin, that directly affect feelings of hunger and satiety and fullness. Sleep deprivation…
- increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Including high blood pressure.
- increases your odds of becoming obese.
- increases blood sugar levels (diabetes).
- causes inflammation.
If all of that isn’t bad enough, sleep deprivation harms your immune system by preventing it from working properly. If you don't get enough good quality sleep, your body cannot fight off foreign invaders such as colds, viruses, and even makes you more susceptible to deadly illness and diseases like cancer. It may also take you longer to recover from illness and injuries. Long-term chronic sleep deprivation also increases your risk for chronic illnesses such as arthritis while increasing aches and pains and delay healing, even from simple outpatient office procedure or dentistry.
Now that you know what happens to the body when we don’t sleep, and that lack of quality sleep is the underlying issues responsible for most of the serious health problems we face today, what you might not know is that this lack of sleep is causing your weight issues too. Research also links a lack of sleep to an increase of the stress hormone cortisol in the body, leading to excessive fat storage around the abdomen, hips, and thighs. It also causes the body to resist weight loss and blocks fat burning. Due to lack of sleep, our adrenal system becomes overly worn out, making it impossible to feel refreshed, no matter how much we sleep.
It's critical that you get at least 8-9 hours of sleep nightly. If you get any less than 7 hours it means your systems don't have enough time to heal and repair, which is the best way to naturally energize your body versus the overuse of caffeine and stimulants that actually make matters worse.
I strongly encourage you to at least aim for a good (meaning deep, healing sleep) 7 hours each night. But, even if you are only able to sleep 6-7 hours, if you get a deeper sleep your sleep will be more healing and better for your health.
It’s important to understand that chronic sleep issues will take an aggressive approach to fix and reverse the negative effects. The supplements listed below are more important than the ones you take every morning!
#1: Melatonin: Take (1-2) 60-90 minutes before bed. I suggest 9 p.m. regardless of what time you like to stay up to (if you weigh more than 200 pounds, take two, and if needed, take three). Did you know that the later you stay awake and are exposed to light the worse off your insulin resistance will be (your body will resist weight loss)?
#2: Thyro-Boost: Take Thyro-Boost… YES, EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE THYROID ISSUES! Thyro-Boost contains nutrients that help your body deal with the negative effects of stress, and help nourish your adrenal glands, helping them recover faster.
#3: Pure Omega 3: Take (1-2) Pure Omega 3 at the same time as melatonin. Did you know that research suggests omega 3 fatty acids from regularly consuming fish may boost your sleep quality, help you fall asleep more quickly, and improve your daytime performance? Research shows low levels of the omega 3 DHA cause melatonin deficiency, and that increasing levels of DHA cause melatonin levels to rise. OR,
Take LynFit Pure CBD Daily Wellness (coming soon): Take (10-15 drops) of LynFit’s Pure CBD oil (or 3-4 capsules). CBD oil is the best omega 3 you can take for your body because it’s the most usable and absorbed.
#4: Vitamin D3 Boost: Did you know that the 'sunshine vitamin' is thought to influence both sleep quality and quantity? Studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency is associated with less sleep overall, and also with more disrupted sleep.
#5: 5-HTP Lean: For severe sleep issues, take (1) 5-HTP Lean 60-90 minutes before bed. You can also take (1) 5-HTP Lean at 3 p.m. to help your body combat stress, which helps prevent cortisol buildup.
Last but not least, your workouts need to support your goal and should be reduced in intensity as well as length and frequency. Don't worry, because diet is 90 percent of your weight loss results, so you're not going to become less fit or gain weight. You'll be leaner, stronger, and more fit due to your body being healthier. If you're “killing it” in the gym, you may want to consider getting some help as to why you feel the need to work so hard. Are you punishing yourself for overeating?
Let your diet do the heavy lifting. Life is hard... feeling energized doesn't have to be!