How To Get More Energy In The Morning

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For most of the people, waking up in the morning is a painful action, especially you are earlier than the sunrise and the surrounding still very dark. Just a small percentage of people enjoy the pleasure to wake up. No matter pleasure or suffer, you have to get away from the bed after the alarm triggered.

However, once you wake up you may need some trick to get away the fatigue and get back the energy ensures you have enough energy for daily activities.

#1 Drink water

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Our body made up of 70% of water. It is suggested that we drink at least 500ml or more water after getting wake up because the body dehydrate while we are sleeping.

So drink more water in the morning to drives the oxygen throughout the body, refresh our brain, flush out body toxins. Once there is enough fluid circulation inside our body will feel energetic.

It can be replaced by a strong flavor herbal tea such as peppermint or ginger tea to trigger energy responsiveness. A glass of warm lemon water also helps in hydrates and supply more oxygen to our bodies.

#2 Drink coffee

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Caffeine stimulates our nervous system and provides instant energy lifts the mental alertness. Drinks a cup of coffee in the morning will prevent get back to sleep and increase working productivity.

#3 Exercise

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Movement can instantly eliminate tiredness and stimulate blood circulation. No matter you are doing yoga, cycling, running, jogging, hiking, gym workout or weight session.

Even the small things like making your bed is an activity will increase your body movement will let you feel more energetic in the morning.

#4 Meditation

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Meditation in the morning sounds weird because normally what we heard that meditation is helping good sleep. However, starting your day with the silence brings you awake faster and more alert.

Nowaday is an information-overloaded era, meditation in the morning promotes energy booster it is a way to associate our mind to positive emotions and experience. So it set our mind clear, make us razor-sharp focus, and affirm what we want to do. Its really help to increases our productivity for the whole day works.

#5 Listen to uplifting music

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Try to listen to music which has a faster beating tone in the morning to counterattack our sleeping mood. We should listen to the music that is opposite to our current mood and emotion, it may turn your negative thought to positive.

You may set the alarm to play your favorite uplifting music too. So that you set your mood for the first thought every day when the alarm triggered.

#6 Eat breakfast after wake up

There are thousands of advice that eat breakfast is of the utmost importance to our well being and health. Breakfast supplements the essential nutrients to our body after long hours of sleep.

Nutritionists advise that breakfast must take within 2 hours after wake up. And recommended to take foods contain proteins, vitamins, and fiber to keep the body working again after the sleep with some calories.

Therefore include veggies in the breakfast which contain high magnesium. Magnesium helps increase energy. Banana is the highly recommended fruit in the morning for energy boost.

#7 Shower with cold water

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One of the benefits of a cold water shower definitely gives us a shock if we used to shower with warm water. Cold water shower actually increased the blood circulation as the blood flow rapidly within the body to recover for stay warm.

Here is a  tip to promotes the blood circulation faster. Just blast cold water 30 seconds, and follow by warm water for 30 seconds, and finally cold water again for 30 seconds. The drastic changes in the temperature quickly refreshed our minds.

#8 Schedule to sleep and wake up at the same time every day

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And lastly, going to sleep and wake up every day on the same day is a habit to get us to fall asleep easier and wake up in the morning naturally make sure we get enough hours of sleep. Sufficient sleep is the most important factor to determine the energy level in the morning.

Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Being fat, which always suffers from other people prejudice and bias. They are blamed for the situation that not going to change, not take action to change the state of overweight.

Obesity is a side-effect of insulin resistance

Obesity is a disease, which is commonly know caused by the hormone. One of the hormone involved is called Insulin. Most of the cases when a person resists to this hormone, that is Insulin, then will cause obesity. Insulin is a hormone that drives the glucose or blood sugar into the blood cells so that the body can be used for it. If a person has insulin resistance, the glucose or blood sugar unable to transfer into the blood cell, then the glucose accumulated outside the cells will have the crisis of diabetes. This is a state of pre type 2 diabetes.

When the case glucose hangs around outside the blood cells, there is more insulin to produce in order to get the job done. However, if a person tends to insulin resistance, even though insulin level goes higher level that unable to keep the blood sugar at a normal level. This is diabetes. Actually many people having the problem of high level of insulin, maybe years or decades, before they do diagnosis. Statistic show that almost 50% of the American have diabetes or prediabetes. Even 16-25% of normal-weight people also have insulin resistance. All these figures indicate that prediabetes and even diabetes are not getting diagnostic in the early stage.

The problem of insulin resistance is when it’s gone up, the greater the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. At the same time, when the insulin resistance level increased, it tends to make people hungry. So this is the main reason for obesity and overweight. Carbohydrate based food likely has been blamed by people to caused obesity and overweight.

Highly processed carbohydrate food

This is a fact that carbohydrates affect the glucose level and insulin level. When we eat carbohydrates, glucose and insulin are jump to a higher level. For protein we consumed, it has less effect, and for fat, it looks very least impact on the insulin level. Yes, the carbohydrate eaten caused glucose and insulin level spike up and finally also caused hungry and overeat and fat build-up. You may hungry all the time if your insulin level is always at a high level.

Highly refined flour product

Finally, all of this is because of how to eat. What kind of food recommended for those have prediabetes or diabetes, or even normal blood sugar people? Carbohydrate based foods are essential to us? The normal path of type 2 diabetes medication is going like this way: eat carbohydrate > high glucose > take medication > eat carbohydrate. Here is the explanation of this cycle: When the patient takes medication, then its recommend to take carbohydrate to balance it, otherwise the sugar level will be too low. So, for the medication path, the patient has to eat more carbohydrates to avoid the side effect of the medication. It is contradictory that all of us know that carbohydrate is not good for diabetes, insulin resistance actually consider carbohydrate intolerance.

Say No to medication treatment!

Therefore, consumption of sugar definitely not required because our body can make glucose. There is not necessary to recommend patient to take carbohydrate-based foods which intake over half of their total energy a day. The path of reverses type 2 diabetes should be like this: low carbohydrate diet > lower glucose > insulin level drop. This path can make it even without insulin injection. And the best part is lost weight in the process. Of course, if the patient eats excessive carbohydrates again, the sick will come back.

So, we don’t need carbohydrates. We only need nutrients like protein, essential amino acids, and essential fatty acids. It replaced by fat. Fat is the only nutrient that keeps the blood sugar, glucose and insulin low. As mentioned before, fat doesn’t affect glucose and insulin level. Here are some rules of eating to be highlight to stay away from diabetes:

1. Stay away from the grocery store. Packaged food that emphasis on low fat or fat-free should stay away because, without the fat, they put in carbohydrate and chemicals.

2. Eat natural foods. To ensure low carbohydrate foods in your mouth, only eat real foods, that are naturally sourced and not in the box and not factory processed products.

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3. Do not eat anything that is not on your taste.

4. Only eat when you are hungry. Don’t follow your routine timing of breakfast, lunch or dinner, if not hungry no need to eat.

5. No grains, No potatoes, No sugar. All of these foods contain a high level of carbohydrate and should be avoided. There are some non-grain based ingredients such as almond, hazelnut, flax and coconut which make delicious food. And the truly wholegrain is good for us.

Almond in your food is tastier than you think!

These rules of eating not only for insulin resistance patient, but also beneficial to all normal people in their diet habit. The low carbohydrate nutrition actually can reverses type 2 diabetes, decrease the risk factor for other diseases like cardiovascular, heart attack and obesity, especially treatment start at the early stage of the type 2 diabetes.

Stop by low carbohydrate way!

Our goal is to reverse the type 2 diabetes, by stop using medication in the treatment. Understanding the caused of the disease, and it can stay that way as long as we can.

Signs And Symptoms Of Diabetes

Diabetes is the disease that comes in the minds of most people whenever there is a discussion about health and blood sugar. 

Diabetes is one of the dangerous and deadly conditions that a person can ever face. The long before the patient is being diagnosed with this disease, the body of the person starts giving signs about high blood sugar level. The reason behind this is the overconsumption of processed food. There is a continuous increase in the number of people suffering from diabetes. We can solve this issue by educating everyone and by checking the signs we receive from our body.

If you think that you have diabetes, check out this article to see the symptoms of diabetes. Here is our list for signs and symptoms of diabetes:

16. Excessive urination/urinating during the night

Generally, if you drink a great amount of water before going to bed, there are chances that you’ll wake in the middle to urinate. But, excessive urination throughout the day and even during the night is the sign of diabetes.

15. Blurred vision

temporary blur vision when high blood presure

Having a blurred vision not always means that you have a sign of diabetes. But, in most of the cases, blurred vision is the sign for high blood sugar level, which causes the lens in the eyes to swell up.

14. Difficulty in concentrating

When the body lacks insulin, it is unable to remove glucose from the bloodstream into the cells, due to this, your body doesn’t function properly. This is what makes you feel tired and you cannot concentrate properly. High blood sugar level dehydrates your body because the body removes excess glucose through urination.

13. Dry mouth

Your mouth becomes dry because of the high glucose levels in your blood and saliva, which is caused by high blood sugar levels.

12. Impotence

This is an issue which only refers to men, the problem which is caused by poor long-term blood sugar control. Poor long-term blood sugar control damages the nerves and blood vessels.

11. Recurrent infections

Many recurring infections need to be monitored. Also, have a look at different diseases in the pancreas and increase in the blood sugar.

10. Slow-healing wounds

If you find that small cuts and bruises are taking too long than usual to heal, high blood sugar levels could be the reason. High blood sugar level affects the nerves and it can lead to poor blood circulation, which makes it tough for blood, need for skin repair and to reach the wounded area.

9. Stomach problems

Another symptom of diabetes is stomach problems. When your body has high blood sugar levels, emptying food from your stomach could be delayed, which leads to distention, bloating, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting.

8. Constant fatigue or Extreme tiredness

If the thyroid level in your body is low, there are great chances that you will feel tired, sleepy, or depressed. To fight infections, your body requires energy which leads to constant fatigue and high blood sugar levels.

7. Thirst

Feeling thirsty if hight bood sugar

When your body has high blood sugar levels, your kidneys are forced to work more than usual to filter and absorb the excess sugar. For this, liquids need to flow through the body so that it can urinate.

6. Dry & itchy skin

When your body suffers from poor blood flow circulation,  it causes dryness and itchiness on your skin. The most common areas that become itchniest are the lower part of your legs.

5. Always hungry

You can be one of those people who have a big appetite, but it is fine. But those people who do not have a large appetite, it could be because you have a lack of an incretin hormone. Incretin reduces the sugar flow from the liver after eating food. If you lack incretin hormone, the food you consume empties quicker and you will be hungry again after eating a meal.

4. Excess abdominal weight

This is one of the most common signs for high blood sugar levels. The food you have eaten was not able to get into the cells as energy and this is what leads to hungriness and excess abdominal weight.

3. Nerve problems

Another sign of diabetes is having nerve problems. if your body has high blood sugar levels, it can harm the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the nerves. This is what leads to nerve problems.

2. Skin changes

If you are facing discoloration or certain growths on your skin, then your body may have high blood sugar levels. Apart from this, you may notice dark and thick areas of skin started forming on the back of your neck and on your hands as well.

1. Tingling & numbness

If you are experiencing tingling and numbness in certain areas of your body, your blood sugar level may be high. Tingling and numbness go hand-in-hand with the nerve damage. This kind of nerve damage is called neuropathy.