Hello friends, how are you today? Welcome to another live presentation with yours truly Patrick Ocheni, your trusted fitness expert. In today’s presentation, I want to share with you guys what foods to eat to improve your energy or your stamina.
If you’re somebody out there right now listening to this and you’re like, oh my goodness, I feel like I need to drink a pot of coffee to get through the day this presentation is for you.
First, I want to share with you guys what your body needs in order for it to function in terms of nutrients. if you have low energy, if you don’t feel like yourself, it probably means there’s something not going right in your body.
There are two types of nutrients your body needs. The first one is what’s called non-essential nutrients.
Non essential nutrients simply means that those things that your body can produce by itself internally.
There is another category of nutrients called “essential nutrients.” That means those nutrients that your body cannot produce; your body is dependent on you to be able to get those nutrients.
Now, let me share with you guys real quickly, the seven categories of essential nutrients that your body needs to function: Minerals, vitamins, fats, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, water.
Listen, if you do not give your body these essential nutrients, guess what, your body is not going to function at an optimal level, which means what, which could result in consequences such as low energy.
Again, essential nutrients means what your body can not produce it. You have to supply those nutrients to your body.
The first recommendation I have for you is that if you feel like you have low energy, for example, or you feel like you’re just not feeling right in your own body, you want to go to your doctor and get some tests done and make sure you’re not deficient in either minerals or vitamins.
Now, the next thing is your body cannot produce water; your body needs you to give it water. So, if you have low energy, are you drinking enough water?
A lot of people have low energy because they are dehydrated; they drink water, but they’re not drinking enough water based on their own body weight and activity level.
Now, do you have enough fat in your diet, do you have enough protein in your diet, and do you have enough carbohydrates in your diet?
If not, that could be a possible reason why you are having issue with energy.
So, what I recommend to all my clients is a balanced diet, a balanced diet.
A balanced diet that consists of the right amount of minerals, vitamins, fats, protein, carbohydrates, fiber and, of course, making sure you’re drinking enough water.
Now, how often are you eating, what’s the spacing between your meals, how much processed food are you eating?
Because, guess what, you might not be mineral deficient, you might not be vitamin deficient, but if you’re eating too much processed food, guess what, that could also cause problems in your body that might result in low energy.
And then, are you eating enough calories? Very, very important. How much calories are you eating in a given day? Are you eating enough? If you don’t eat enough, that could be a possible reason why you don’t have enough energy.
Cause I know one of the biggest mistake people make, especially when they’re trying to lose weight is what to slash calories.
But you have to understand when you do that, you create all kinds of other problems. And, anybody that just slashes calories does not have a scientific approach to helping you lose weight.
If losing weight was just about slashing calories, the whole world will be in shape. We’ll all slash out calories and everybody would be skinny, but you and I both know, friends, that it’s not that simple.
So what I’m sharing with you right now is a scientific approach that you can use to analyze your situation, to figure out, okay, do I have enough nutrients, how often am I eating, what’s my nutritional timing, am I eating too much processed foods, am I eating enough calories?
Remember, If you don’t eat enough calories, guess what, your body is going to have to get those calories from somewhere. And, typically, it’s from your muscle mass. And when your muscle mass goes down, what happens? Your resting metabolic rate goes down, and it becomes really, really difficult for you to lose weight.
So, you’ve got to make sure you’re eating enough. Just slashing your calories to lose weight is not the solution. Anybody that tells you just to slash your calories does not have enough experience helping people lose weight.
This is what the process I will go through to help you figure out what kind of foods specifically you should be eating to help boost your energy and help improve your stamina.