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How to Rebuild Your Energy Levels

Updated on July 20, 2012

How to Rebuild Your Energy Levels

Do you occasionally feel irritated, fatigued, lazy and exhausted out of no particular reason? Most of these reactions are as a result of low energy levels in your body. When your energy levels are high, the more efficient your body and the better you feel, but it’s completely the opposite when your energy levels are low. In this article, I’m going to share some thoughts about energy and how to raise it to optimum levels without much effort on your part.

Optimum energy levels make the body feel strong, vibrant and energized all day long no matter what kind of activities you are performing, and in order for you to achieve this; you have to understand how your body works, respect it and take care of it. Your body in turn takes care of you effectively.


Deep breathing, at least 3 times daily is a very important process you can use to boost and maintain high energy levels. This is because “breathing not only controls the oxygenation of the cells. It also controls the flow of lymph fluid, which contains white blood cells to protect the body,” says Anthony Robbins in his book Unlimited Power. The lymph system cleanses all toxic substances from the body, thereby enhancing blood flow and oxygen circulation in the body. However, the heart acts as a pump that circulates the blood in your body, but the lymph fluid has no pumping mechanism. It relies solely on your efforts in deep breathing, to circulate and get rid of the toxins excreted by the body cells. Therefore, for you to have an excellent lymph and immune system and healthy bloodstream, you need to stimulate them through deep breathing.

Anthony Robbins in his book Unlimited Power suggests a really simple procedure for efficient deep breathing exercise. He states that, “inhale one count, hold four counts, exhale two counts. If you inhaled for four seconds, you would hold for sixteen and exhale for eight…….When you breathe, you should start from deep in your abdomen….”

Eating foods rich in Water

Water rich foods cleanse the body off its waste products, and they should always make up 70% of your diet. They are divided into three categories namely:-

· Fruits- melons, oranges, apples, pineapples, dates, bananas, blue berries, black berries.

· Sprouts

· Vegetables- cabbage, spinach, lettuce, mushrooms, tomatoes, kale, cucumber, celery.

In addition, fruits should always be consumed on an empty stomach, either as fresh fruit or freshly squeezed fruit juice, when you wake up in the morning.

Effective food combining

Different foods are digested at different parts of your body, by different types of digestive juices, and not all digestive juices are compatible. Starch foods are digested by an alkaline medium by the name ptyalin, found in the mouth, whereas protein is digested by the acidic juices hydrochloric acid and pepsin found in the stomach. Thus, when you combine these two types of foods, the digestive juices neutralize each other, thereby inhibiting digestion completely. This results in your body retaining undigested food which harbors bacteria. Moreover, your body is forced to work extra in order to digest the food hence robbing you off the much needed energy.

Effective food combining should therefore resemble something like this,

Sample food combining Procedure

Starchy Carbohydrates
Fats and Oils: avocado, butter, corn, nut, olive, soy
Non-Starchy vegetables: asparagus, beet greens, green beans, cabbage, tomatoes
Starchy Carbohydrates: potatoes, pumpkins, lentils, cereals, grains, beans
Mild Starchy: carrots, artichokes, cauliflower
In conclusion, when you follow the stipulated three step strategy, your energy levels will always be at their peak, enabling you to always perform at your best.
Food Combining Made Easy
Food Combining Made Easy

The book gives detailed but easy to follow procedures on what type of foods one should eat together at a meal. Dr. Shelton describes the necessary processes for effective digestion.



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      Patty Kenyon 5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Useful and Interesting information!!!