Skip the Buzz: How to Boost Your Energy Naturally
At Tom & Luke, we’re all about fuelling your body with the good stuff. We know how tempting it can be to reach for a sugary energy drink or a cup of coffee when you need a pick-me-up, but have you ever stopped to consider the negative side effects of those options? Jitters, crashes, and an energy rollercoaster ride that can leave you feeling worse off than when you started. Try focusing on more sustainable energy sources to maintain optimal energy levels throughout the day. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Start the day with complex carbohydrates: You know what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day so start your day right with whole-grain toast, oatmeal, or a smoothie with plenty of fruits and vegetables and see how you feel at the end of the day. Complex carbohydrates like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes provide a steady source of energy that can last for several hours. These foods are also high in fibre, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and prevent energy crashes.
Include healthy fats: Healthy fats like avocado, nuts, seeds, and olive oil provide long-lasting energy and help keep you feeling fuller for longer. They’ll also help you absorb vitamins like A, D, E, and K. We pack our world famous Snackaballs™ full of nutrient dense ingredients like seeds, nuts and fruit to give you a deliciously convenient snack full of healthy fats, fibre and protein. Just the good stuff! We also recommend adding olive oil to your salad dressings. You’ll thank us later.
Make protein a priority: We all know how important protein is, it helps build and repair muscle tissue and also provides sustained energy. Make sure you have a source of protein in every meal, this could be chicken, fish, eggs, beans, or tofu to help keep you feeling full and energized. Try packing a hard-boiled egg, a container of hummus and veggies or your favourite flavour of Snackaballs™ if you’re feeling snack-ish. Our Snackaballs™ contain a healthy amount of protein, especially our Collagen range with 20g of protein per 100g. This range comes in two yummy flavours, Chocolate Fudge and Caramel.
Avoid ultra processed foods: We are probably preaching to the choir but avoid ultra processed foods if you can! Sugary snacks, refined carbohydrates, and fast food can provide a quick burst of energy, but they often lead to a crash later on. Stick to whole foods for sustained energy throughout the day. Try packing a homemade trail mix with nuts, seeds, and dried fruit for a mid-afternoon snack or if you’re strapped for time Tom & Luke Snackaballs™ are a great whole food snack, perfect for those on the go.
Stay hydrated: Did you know that dehydration can cause fatigue and decreased energy levels? Sometimes you won’t even realise you’re dehydrated until it’s too late. Make sure you are aiming for at least 8 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated and help maintain optimal energy levels throughout the day. A handy tip: add a squeeze of lemon or lime for flavour!
Manage stress: This might not come as a surprise, but high levels of stress can lead to fatigue and low energy levels. Meditation, yoga, and deep breathing exercises can help reduce stress along with setting realistic goals and practicing time management. Managing stress can be challenging so finding a relaxation technique that works for you is important.
Take vitamins and supplements: Eating nutrient-dense foods gives our body the vitamins and minerals it needs to produce energy but sometimes, our diet is lacking and we could benefit from a top-up of the essentials. BePure is a scientific wellness company specialising in high-strength, high-quality supplements. Best sellers include BePure One Multivitamin, containing 50+ ingredients to support your energy levels, Zinc Restore, and B-Vit Energy Restore.
Try adaptogenic herbs: Quite simply, adaptogens help us adapt! They’re molecules found in nature – most often in herbs. They’re particularly good at helping us bounce back from stress – whether it be physical, emotional, or mental. Because stress interrupts our lovely state of homeostasis, and adaptogens help us adapt and get back to homeostasis, it naturally follows that adaptogens are good for managing stress and restoring our energy levels! BePure’s supplement range includes herbal products such as: Inner Calm, Inner Strength and Deep Sleep.
While caffeine, sugar and other stimulants can provide a quick boost of energy, it can lead to crashes and disrupt sleep patterns leading to long term issues. That’s where our delicious, real ingredients snacks come in – they’re packed with the nutrients your body needs to sustain energy levels without any of the nasty side effects. Whether you’re looking for a midday boost at work, a pre-workout snack, or just a tasty treat that won’t leave you feeling sluggish, our snacks are the perfect choice. So skip the caffeine and the ultra processed junk and fuel up with our Snackaballs™. Your body (and your taste buds) will thank you!