Continuing on from my article 2 weeks ago with adrenal fatigue and burnout.. You can find out simple steps you can take to help get you back on the road to recovery…
This upward & downward trend of high sugary diets, hectic lifestyles, stress and so on leads to upheaval in the body, throwing cortisol & insulin levels into turmoil, resulting in you wanting to crave even more sugar or ‘the pick me up’, which makes you even more tired. The worst times of the days for these slumps or slowing down are generally between 10-11am, 2pm & 3-4pm in the afternoon.
I help clients overcome these feelings everyday with rebalancing their adrenal glands through kinesiology treatments and techniques, life style advice, support and encourage, diet advice, energy boosting techniques, de-stressing the mind and body, providing re-energising recipes ( www.recipesforlifeonline.com) and so much more.
To get you off to a head start you can start looking after you by having a breakfast early in the morning (If you are not hungry it’s another sign your liver is sluggish). Eating regularly…small portions of high quality whole foods throughout the day rather than 1 or 2 big meals.
Lie down for 10-15 minutes a few times throughout the day, do an exercise that you enjoy such as swimming, walking, skipping, dancing, stair climbing.
Too tired to exercise? Start very slowly (5mins per day) with something you can do at home.
Reduce or cut out fruit early in the morning. The best time to eat fruit is between 11am and 3pm, especially when suffering from fatigue, long term stress and burnout.
Vitamins and minerals in combination are needed to restore proper adrenal function, B vitamins especially B3 and B5 are crucial, magnesium, zinc, vitamin c, folic acid. Supplements are needed when the body can not get enough from a good diet. Stress depletes the body of these nutrients therefore you have to reboot the system with short term supplementation.
Drink plenty of water and reduce intake of coffee, sugar, cigarettes and other stimulants, Cut out sweeteners and diet foods and drinks. Beware of labels which state SUGARFREE??
Seek a balanced and well-structured lifestyle. Avoid boredom and overdoing things. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and assistance, prioritise things, if it does not need doing urgently why stress yourself by doing it now. Instead take a little ‘me time’ out for you, get to bed early and get a lie in at the weekends wherever possible. Time out even 20 minutes daily will allow the system to recharge. Determine what’s important to you and create a lifestyle that embraces and supports you. It’s time to put you first.!!!