“Gunther” sunk his massive frame and belly into the cushy leather chair beside me. He was not looking well.
As appearances go, he was a grown-up version of the fat German kid from the Simpsons cartoon. Within seconds he was wolfing down sausages and quaffing pints of beer.
But not me. That will put you to sleep out in fat belly land all too quickly.
Airport food is something I avoid at all costs. It’s easy when you pack your own AAA energy stack, even when you are 3947 miles from home as I was on Friday in Frankfurt. Plus, I had the…
#1 must-have drink for traveling <= prevents illness, boosts energy
That’s part of the AAA energy formula. AAA stands for apples, almonds, and AG, the energy drink that solves the two biggest problems of travelers. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the road for work or visiting the in-laws for Thanksgiving. You need this delicious, nutritious drink in your life. AG prevents those annoying illnesses you get from airplanes and gives you all-day energy (<= better than 5-hour energy without the caffeine spike!).
So if you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired and not having any “energy”, then add that drink to your life.
And then follow these steps to get even more energy…Today I’m going to share my top 7 secrets to having INSANE amounts of energy all day long. I’ve dedicated my entire adult life (since I was 16!) and research to improving your health and fitness, and along the way I’ve stumbled across a few secrets to “give you more energy” as well.In fact, one of the most popular “comments” I receive on Facebook and via email is from people marvelling at my energy levels and ability to get so much done.
It hasn’t always been this way. I once made common diet and lifestyle mistakes (like the ones you are making), leaving tired each day, even though I slept 8 hours each night.
These days I’ve used the secrets below so that I’m “in the energy zone” from 4am to 9pm (and later if we are filming Turbulence Training videos for you at night).
So let’s go. Let’s get pumped. Let’s jack up our energy levels through the roof, but without the crash and burn you get from sugary, caffeine-laden energy drinks. Instead, these secrets are going to show you how to have 24-hour energy (and more, when needed!).
If you want to lose belly fat, these are the first foods that need to go. And you’ll quickly find that you have more energy as well.
Personally, I’ve found cutting breakfast cereals from my diet was a big factor. If you find breakfast cereals leave you hungry and tired, then remove them and replace with protein (eggs or a shake) and vegetables or fruit. My favorite energy breakfast is 3 scrambled eggs with a side of spinach all topped with salsa – and a glass of AG, of course.
Also, skip the bread at lunch. When you eat bread you’ll always be ready for a big nap at 2pm in your desk chair. That’s notta too good, especially if you operate heavy machinery.
#2 – “Drip” Your Caffeine
Confidential research by the US Army found that providing small doses of caffeine over the day leads to better, sustained energy levels compared to giving a big dose of caffeine all at once.
What does this mean for you?
Avoid the caffeine bombs at Starbucks or in those Monster energy cans. Switch to enjoying a few cups of Green Tea (about 80mg caffeine per serving) rather than a Venti Americano from Starbucks (about 330mg of caffeine). You can also switch to espresso. I have nothing against coffee, but you should cap your caffeine intake around 200mg per day.
There will be no crash and burn on the “caffeine drip” plan.
#3 – Go to bed and get up at the same time everyday, even on weekends.
I don’t know how many times I read this piece of advice, ignored it, and wondered why I struggled to get back on track every Monday.
When I finally tried it, it was magic. This has been the BIGGEST boost to my all day energy levels. Follow this rule for 2 weeks and you’ll be amazed at how much more mental and physical energy you have all day long.
#4 – Exercise (& you should probably do it in the AM)
Short, burst exercise sessions, like Turbulence Training, not only help you lose belly fat, but will make you more alert all day long.
There’s no “fat burning magic” to exercise done first thing in the morning, but research suggests you’ll have an easier time sticking to it.
Morning workouts avoid late afternoon excuses, and since consistency is key, the morning seems to be the best time for most of us.
#5 – Eat more whole, natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, & raw nuts
First of all, this means less room for processed carbohydrates and sugar.
Second, research shows subjects on a low-fat diet that ate more fruits and vegetables lost more fat than another group on only the low-fat diet. (Amer. J. Clin. Nutr. 85: 1465-1477, 2007.)
#6 – Lose weight & control over your blood sugar
Overweight folks suffer from sleep apnea (meaning they wake up more in the middle of the night), high blood pressure, and high blood sugar, and none of these are good for your energy levels.
So lose belly fat fast with the Turbulence Training program and you’ll start sleeping like a baby, and living life to the fullest.
#7 – Drink more water
When I don’t get enough water, I suffer. And my clients, especially the ones who travel a lot, always have more energy when they drink more water. Add an extra cup of water to breakfast, break, and lunch, and you’ll notice a big burst of all-day energy.
To help you get more fluids and energy without the caffeine get this:
#1 must-have drink for more energy <= perfect for flu-&-cold season
If you implement these 7 Turbulence Training Lifestyle rules over the next 2 weeks, you’ll be astounded by the INSANE amounts of energy you can AND how much belly fat you can lose with such simple, yet effective changes.
Alright, have a great day. It’s time for me to kick off my morning with the perfect energy booster:
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer