This morning I woke up feeling hungover. Which was strange because I didn’t even drink. The thunder and lightning kept me up and my eyes were stinging. Those days suck. But I still have to get up, get out, and go get ’em. So if you want to create a high energy day, you need to do a few essential things.
Here’s your ultimate high energy routine…
1. Wake up at the same time every day
Why: There’s a tendency to lie in on weekends, or wake up later when you go in to work later but don’t. No matter how late you went to bed force yourself to wake up at the same time to allow your body to sync with your routine.
2. Have a green cocktail
Why: You’ve probably seen on our Snapchat that we love a ‘green garden’ cocktail in the morning. Of course, they aren’t alcoholic but they contain chlorophyll which oxygenates blood. A while ago, people used to take chlorophyll pills to be awake, alert and glowing.
3. Eat some eggs
Why: Protein in the morning is great fuel for the day. Eggs, avocado and toast is pretty much our go-to breakfast. Yum! Protein will keep those energy levels stable.
4. Coffee before the afternoon
Why: If you’re a coffee addict, try to keep your one cup of coffee for the morning to really get the boost. If you have it after lunch you’re more likely to crash and have a bad night’s sleep.
1. Grab a kale salad
Why: Kale helps the liver remove toxins and is light enough not to make you feel stodgy and lethargic throughout the day.
2. Have a B Complex supplement
Why: The eight B vitamins keep our bodies running well and convert fuel into fuel, which keeps us energized throughout the day.
3. Snack right
Why: Snack on nuts, fruit or seeds. These snacks are great for hair, skin, and nails and don’t contain anything that will give you an energy crash later on.
1. Eat turkey and jasmine rice
Why: A 2007 study found that having jasmine rice four hours before bedtime cut the amount of time it took to fall asleep in half. It releases glucose slowly and is delicious with homemade sweet and sour sauce.
2. Don’t go to bed full
Why: Try to go to bed with a half-full stomach. If you eat too much or not enough you won’t get a good night’s sleep.