The Monika A. Mazur Blog

Why are you Tired all the Time

exercises and workouts nutrition

Do you rely on caffeine to kick-start your day, only to find yourself feeling groggy and constantly yearning for your next cup of coffee? Does your day revolve around a cycle of overeating, feeling exhausted, and lacking the motivation to exercise? If this sounds familiar, let's delve into a crucial conversation about the impact of food on our overall well-being.

Recently, I initiated a discussion on this topic on Instagram, and the overwhelming response inspired me to share it here as well. The concept of food and its categorization as either dead or alive food is more relevant than ever. Dead food, which is easily accessible at pharmacies, gas stations, and supermarkets, has an extensive shelf life. It can remain on the shelves for years without spoiling.

But what exactly defines dead food? It includes highly processed items that have lost their nutritional value or artificial chemicals created in labs. While these foods may fill your stomach, they fail to nourish your body and make you feel truly alive. Instead, they can leave you feeling bloated, gassy, and perpetually exhausted, and can even cause rapid weight gain due to their high calorie content.

On the other hand, alive food, or real food, is easy to identify. It has a short shelf life and requires refrigeration. Fruits, vegetables, and other fresh produce fall under this category. Alive food provides us with energy, makes us feel good, and allows us to consume more while maintaining a lower calorie intake. However, it's important to note that being vegetarian or vegan doesn't automatically guarantee a healthy and fit lifestyle.

Choosing a balanced diet is key. Even as a vegan, one can consume excessive alcohol, highly processed sodium-filled meals, or indulge in triple portions of french fries, neglecting the nutritional aspect. The goal is to re-examine and become more aware of the food we consume. If our diet primarily consists of dead food like pasta, cookies, waffles, pop-tarts, bagels, donuts, chips, and fried food, it may be contributing to our lack of energy and overall well-being.

To enhance your vitality and align with your mission in life, consider incorporating vibrant, alive foods into your diet. Imagine the richness of colorful tomatoes, peppers, spinach, pineapple, mango, carrots, apples, bananas, and papaya. These foods not only look vibrant, but also make you feel vibrant from within. You can consume a larger quantity of these foods and still feel amazing.

Remember, being a vegetarian or vegan is a personal choice, but it doesn't guarantee optimal health alone. Feel free to include fish, such as salmon and shrimp, or eggs in your diet if they align with your preferences. What truly matters is finding what works best for you. However, it's essential to assess whether the foods you're consuming are making you feel energized or dragging you down.

Making small changes to your eating habits can have a profound impact on your physical and mental well-being. By prioritizing real, living foods and reducing your consumption of processed options, you can enhance your performance and be at your best. Your