Our medical weight loss clients often report a certain problem to us: They know they need to stay active, but feel a lack of energy. Most of us experience a bit of a slump in the afternoons, but some people feel wiped out and exhausted most of the day. That can make life challenging, especially when you’re trying to get healthier.
You might devote yourself to healthier sleep habits and find that you still feel tired all the time… So what else can you do? Actually, there are two secrets to feeling more energetic that will also go hand in hand with your medical weight loss plan.
The first tip might seem counterintuitive at first, but it makes sense when you think about it. Adding weight training to your exercise regimen will help to strengthen and tone your muscles. No, the workouts won’t make you even more fatigued. Because your muscles will become stronger, you will actually find that everyday activities are easier. This will lead to less physical and mental exhaustion.
The second tip for more energy might also surprise you. You need to eat more! To be specific, you need to consume more protein. Most of us are not eating enough protein, and so we experience more severe blood sugar fluctuations. When that happens, you might feel energetic for a short time after breakfast, but then crash and crave sugar. Eating more sugar leads to another crash, and the cycle continues all day.
Instead, focus on getting more protein into your diet, which helps to slow digestion and keep blood sugar levels more even. The average person should eat 0.8 grams of protein for each kilogram of their body weight, assuming they aren’t serious bodybuilders (those individuals will need a bit more protein).
Contact us to schedule an appointment, and we can discuss a medical weight loss plan, anti-aging strategies, or simply a healthy diet that helps you to feel more energetic and ward off health problems. Sometimes the solutions to our daily health complaints are surprisingly simple!