Energy & Gut Health Balance Guide
Our digestive system converts the food we eat into fuel for our bodies, and therefore ensures that we are getting the most nutritious and energy dense food which is vital to our overall health and wellbeing.
I love to start my day around 6.30am with my cleansing immune boosting tonic which kick starts my metabolism and flushes out any unwanted toxins from my gut. This is followed by 5 mins of morning meditation and deep belly breathing to relax my body and mind, allowing me to prepare for the busy day ahead.
Juice of 1 Orange
Juice of 1 Lemon
1 TBS Turmeric
½ TSP Freshly Grated Ginger
1 TSP Apple Cider Vinegar
½ Cup Warm Water
Eating for Energy and Gut Health Balance
Breakfast - 7am - 9am
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it kickstarts your metabolism and digestive system. Ensure that you replenish your energy sources with a low GI carbohydrate, a serving of protein and a serving of healthy fats.
Snack - 11am
Ensure that your snack contains a source of protein and some healthy fats. A perfect option would be a handful of nuts, a boiled egg accompanied by a green juice for an extra boost of vitamins and minerals.
Lunch - 12pm - 1pm
Combine dark leafy vegetables with a protein and healthy fat source, plus one serving of starch eg. gluten free grain, legumes or a starch vegetable.
Snack - 3pm
Take 10 - 15 mins to enjoy a cup of herbal tea and a protein rich snack that will sustain your energy sources until dinner. Avoid caffeine and fruit, as these will not do your blood sugar levels any favours.
Dinner - 6pm - 7pm
Your lightest meal of the day. Think clean and simple, coupling a protein source with a variety of non-starch vegetables. If you are quite hungry you can also add a low carbohydrate such as a gluten free grain.
Dessert - 9pm
Small nutrient dense snack (2x Dark Chocolate Squares, Small Protein Ball), & digestive herbal tea
Tuning into your body's cravings is essential. Some days you will be hungrier than others, so listen to your body and feed it with smart food choices, always remembering that simple is best!