You know that wall you hit in the middle of the day? For some it’s around 2pm, for others it’s more like 5pm.
For me lately, it feels as though I have been ramming myself up against that wall from the time I wake up in the morning until the time I go to sleep at night. I know that it’s not right, but I’m often too tired to even want to acknowledge the fact that I am too tired and need to make changes to become less tired.
Rinse and repeat!
This is one of the reasons I feel very fortunate to be working with Sarah Goodman of Nourishing Goods. She is the Nutrition Expert for North Shore Mama and I had the privilege of experiencing her at-home services first hand the other day.
Before Sarah came over to our home, I filled out a detailed intake form in order to point out any health concerns, explain the current lifestyle I’m living etc. Filling out this form is what led Sarah to highlight my lack of energy.
Sarah put together a detailed Nutritional Recommendations plan for me, complete with suggestions on dietary changes, food choices and recipes to help implement these suggestions. These were all very important reminders that made me feel like I could EASILY get back on track to feeling really great from the inside out.
So…how DO you increase your energy, you ask?
Here are just a few of the little tips and tricks Sarah gave me:
- Drink water. Lots of it! I am guilty of going hours on end without a sip of the good stuff.
- Regulate your blood sugar throughout the day. During our conversation, Sarah told me ways to keep my blood sugar in check.
- Make meals and snacks balanced so you don’t end up crashing (a.k.a hitting that dreaded wall!).
As I mentioned, these are just some ways to keep your energy levels up during the day. I should add a 4th point though that will make all the difference!
4. Contact Sarah! She will know how to help you based on your specific nutritional needs, as we are all so different!
After we went over the Nutritional Recommendations, Sarah took a peek into our kitchen cupboards to help identify any foods that we are eating that should be eliminated or that can be replaced with healthier alternatives. I was sad to discover that I had to say goodbye to my microwave kettle corn, but Sarah assured me that stove-popped popcorn can be just as delicious and is so much better for you!
I’m excited to start implementing the dietary suggestions that Sarah gave me, for not only me, but for my family as well!
Sarah Goodman is a RHN (Registered Holistic Nutritionist) in Vancouver BC. She works clinically out of the Electra Health Floor in downtown Vancouver and also offers at home nutritional counseling sessions for busy moms, as well as cupboard clean outs, food and meal preparation education, grocery store tours and nutrition parties. When she isn’t working she’s writing on her food blog www.nourishinggoods.com or getting active in this beautiful place we call home.
~~Here’s the extra exciting part of all this! You too can win your own session with Nourishing Goods!!~~
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