Poor Diet Choices = Lack of Energy?
Monday, September 07, 2009
I am becoming acutely aware of how seriously I lack energy. Yesterday afternoon was the first time in quite a long time (a year, at least) that I actually felt really well rested and full of energy. This sudden burst of energy was the product of 12 hours of sleep plus a two hour nap. Today, after a normal 6-7 hours of sleep, I’m back to feeling drained and having very little stamina for normal activities.
I’ve historically attributed my lack of energy to recurring/chronic mononucleosis — because that is what my doctor told me was at fault. Now, though, as I begin examining my diet and lifestyle choices closely, I’m starting to believe it is inevitably my diet and lifestyle choices that are causing my lack of energy.
Right now, it’s just a theory. But I want proof. So here is my idea. I plan to research what things my body needs to exist most optimally — vitamins, minerals, nutrients — and where I can find those things. Then, I’ll keep track of my diet for a period of time and observe which of those things I’m actually getting in my present diet choices. This should give me a good base from which to begin shifting my diet and lifestyle choices in order to get me closer to optimal wellbeing.
Comments, questions, thoughts and ideas are welcome — in the mean time, I’ll keep you posted. :D