Hey everyone, so with Spring in full swing I’m finding what I’m eating to be more important than ever when it comes to being motivated and feeling energised. Food is so important for your motivation and energy and is so undervalued. Some will grab an energy drink or have a coffee, but if you really want to get motivated and feel good here are 5 foods that will keep you going all day and whilst feeling super fresh!
I’ve also given you the science behind the motivation because it’s absolutely fascinating what food can do for your body and it should never be ignored as a natural medicine.
One of the best things you can do to get yourself motivated in the morning is drink lemon water. Hot or cold, it will do absolute wonders for your motivation throughout the day.
It improves energy production in the cells by oxygenating and hydrating the body. It also stimulates enzymes in the liver and encourages the flushing of the toxins from the body (Keeping you nice and regular!)
Eggs are great for motivation and are such a versatile ingredient, they can be enjoyed at any meal time in the day. What is absolutely amazing about eggs is they contain the types of vitamin B that actually covert your food into energy. Not feeling motivated and tired is often due to a deficiency in vitamin B, plus eggs are a great source of protein which your body needs for growth and repair.
I could rave about bananas forever. I love bananas for getting motivated, I have them almost every day with my breakfast or as a mid morning snack. What’s great about them is they slowly release energy throughout the day keeping your blood sugar nice and stable so you don’t experience a spike then crash. The natural sugars in bananas is what your body uses to make the glucose that fuels your brain and gives you energy and motivation!
I also posted a Super Healthy Banana Pancake Recipe with only two ingredients; bananas and eggs! So if you’re looking for a double whammy of hard core food motivation I’d check this recipe out, it’s so easy and tastes great!
I love spinach it’s such an easy food to add into an evening meal. It cooks quickly and doesn’t upset any flavour combinations. The reason why it’s so great for motivation is it’s loaded with iron which supplies oxygen to the brain and provides a long term energy boost. Hence anemia and feeling fatigued is caused by iron deficiency (lack of oxygen in the blood).
#5 Chia Bread
Chia bread is a staple in my diet, I rarely eat any other bread. Chia bread may sound funky but it’s delicious and made from the chia seed, I also find it doesn’t make you feel bloated like other breads. Here’s the motivation secret of the chia seed; It’s packed with omega 3. Omega 3 is important and anything you can do to lower your ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 will help keep your brain and your body healthy. It improves and regulate your blood sugar levels which will result in smaller spikes in energy and make you feel more consistently motivated.
These foods are staples in my diet and I really feel the difference especially starting the day off right it will not only keep you feeling physically motivated but psychologically motivated too. It’s absolutely incredible what food can do for your body and the more you look after it feeding it right, the more rewards you’ll gain!
I hope you enjoyed this post and that it helps you get through them weekly struggles! I’d love to hear from you if this helps you in anyway so feel free to tweet me @Lawwren_ and don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’
See you next week!, PEACE.