Are You Fueling Yourself On Instant Energy?

  • Are You Fueling Yourself On Instant Energy?

    BY Catherine Sissons | ON Thursday, 26 April 2018
  • The first place to start when nourishing your lifestyle is looking at your lifestyle.

    Simply being conscious about how your lifestyle is impacting your energy and the way your body fuels it is a big step in the right direction of then knowing what you need to nourish your lifestyle.

    When you have huge demands in your lifestyle it can drain your energy. Your body can go into fight or flight and fuel the necessary aspects of your body to keep it going but no actually perform the way you want it to. 

    It is like trying to use your phone when it is hooked up to the charger it never really fully charges properly and over time the battery wears down having less capacity for storing energy. 

     The blueprint guilt free eating formula known as the science of satisfaction has helped people permanently let go of the over thinking around eating for for more than a decade.

    You might be fueling yourself on the instant energy cycle and this is not necessarily because how you are eating.  You can eat healthy 90% of the time and still feel like you have no energy and feel like you are constantly chasing your tail and not having getting the outcomes you want from being 'so good' with your eating. 

    The instant energy cycle is when your body chooses to look for foods that will spike your blood sugars for energy. You will find that it keeps you satisfied for a certain period until your body slips into dissatisfaction once again. 

    Any situation that upsets normal homeostasis (the way your body regulates normal body functions) can cause stress on your body and impact the overall operation of your energy pathways, immune system and digestion that then compromises your health and wellbeing.

    Stress comes in many shapes and forms and the body attempts to regulate itself from physical, psychological and chemical stresses through the 'fight' or 'flight' response. Tea, coffee, cigarettes induce a similar biochemical response as psychological stress from relationships, finances or life pressure.  

    In the modern lifestyle stress can actually simply be 'busyness' and your body quickly adapts to fuelling you on the instant energy cycle.  

    The stress response is a cascade of reactions that occur once your body is triggered. This happens to aid your body's survival by getting it to flee or fight in any given situation. A baby crying, missing a deadline, receiving a bill or hearing bad news all evoke the central nervous system to respond with fear and contraction. 

    The body will slow down digestion, repair and maintenance to spend the energy dealing on stress. When you learn to survive on stress, caffeine and high sugar foods it can eventually take its toll on your thyroid function interring with your healthy body weight.

    The stress response is kicked off with a surge of adrenalin when your body is initially triggered this sends a message to your brain that you need respond fast. Your heart rate increases and glucose is released from your storage to give you the boost of energy you need to face the situation at hand.

    Cortisol is then released in response to help neutralize the effect and help return your body back to its setpoint. Cortisol is a hormone that helps manage ongoing stress when your body is frequently stimulated by a trigger. It also changes how your body will burn fuel by preserving glucose and using other substrates for fuel.

    This might appear a good way of utilizing body fat and experiencing fast weight loss however it is a very unhealthy process for the body to sustain and eventually takes its toll on your wellness.

    Long term it results in your body using a slower operating system to burn fuel so that you require an even lower amount of calories for survival. It is an important mechanism for the body to have when you are truly in survival mode and when food is limited. 

    In the modern world food is always available and accessible.  There is an abundance of food outlets close to work, home and there is no hesitation to take a quick drive to get the food we want to seek and eat from the local café or food outlet. 

    The stress and expectation of the modern world is changing how your body burns fuel and then when you eat the food that is redundant for nutrients, processed or cooked by someone else your body immune system can become compromised because your body is no longer using what you eat even when it is healthy.

    It is much easier for your brain to get your arms and legs to search out foods that are made of flour, sugar, caffeine or that are refined to get the instant energy fix.

    This issue is that as soon as you ingest something that provides instant energy you are required to follow through with the same pattern throughout the day to ensure you get the same 'hit' each time. It is also one of the main reasons you will also feel guilt around how you are eating.  This can be mistaken for lack of willpower, feeling tired or thinking you are low in iron.

    It is essential to balance your eating for your lifestyle and work out what your triggers are that are causing the instant energy cycle.

    The follow are some factors that can cause you to run on the instant energy cycle:

    • A poor night sleep - this can increase the reach for foods that are refined and provide instant energy
    • Psychological Stress - overthinking, anxiety or pressure from work or at home
    • Chemical stress - eating foods that alter your acid base balance. This means your body has a more acidic environment and can make it harder to heal
    • Relying on caffeine for energy if you are having more than one caffeine drink per day to 'wake you up' you might be lacking water content in your food or balancing your eating
    • Missing carbohydrates or not having enough that will nourish you. The brain, kidneys and red blood cells use carbohydrates as their primary fuel when it is in deficit it can result in hunting out instant energy foods
    • Knowing your required portions for what your lifestyle involves. Sometimes when you are focused on calories you can miss vital nutrients from foods you might be missing out in order to try and get a result.

     

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