Feeling tired and the Skipped Meal Syndrome

Feeling tired and skipping meals go together. According to a study by NPD, the average person skips approximately one breakfast meal a week and the thirty-five to forty-nine age group is leading the pack. Another survey commissioned by Smoothie King reported that 43% of Americans view lunch as the least important meal to overall health and that 58% skip it if they feel too busy to break.

Feeling Tired Today?

Feeling Tired Today?

No wonder feeling tired is the #1 health complaint among Americans! Missed meals and poor eating habits top the list of reasons why fatigues from borderline anemia to adrenal fatigue are on the rise. Not to mention their tag along buddies: obesity, headaches, anxiety …

According to Sport and Lifestyle Nutritionist Molly Kimball, LDN, RD “Short-term effects like mood swings, headaches, mental and physical fatigue, and loss of concentration should be enough to convince anyone from skipping meals. There are also serious long-term effects that can stem from lack of proper nutrition, including obesity, high blood pressure, and heart disease.”

What do Americans grab for on-the-go meals? It tends to be sweet and starchy. The “Top Ten  Carried Breakfast Foods” are: Fruit, Breakfast/Snack Bars, Cookies/Brownies,  Yogurt, Bagels, RTE Cereal, Sandwiches, Toaster Pastries, Donuts and Muffins.

Tired people crave sweets like alcoholics crave alcohol. The high sugar food fix is followed by a low energy dip which drives the next fix and dip and fix and … You get the picture. Is this roller coaster your “normal” day?

Dr. James Wilson, a leader in adrenal fatigue research, has a plan to lead us off of  this exhausting roller-coaster ride. It includes small, frequent meals and snacks comprised of a fat, a protein and a starchy unrefined carbohydrates.  He also calls for a ban on caffeine and sugar oriented foods, including fruit and fruit juices, especially for breakfast. The above food combining technique yields body and mind fuel for hours.

When and how often you eat is almost as important as what you eat. Our bodies wake up in a fasting condition and should be refueled as soon as possible and decidedly before ten a.m. One symptom of people suffering from adrenal fatigue is a lack, even a distaste for a morning meal. If this is your case, “fake it till you make it.”

It only takes twenty-some days to form a new habit. The healthy breakfast habit will keep you energized, looking young and feeling great for a lifetime. Isn’t this a small price to pay for getting up a little bit earlier to sit down and enjoy a cup of the Fatigue Be Gone Oatmeal Adrenal Gland Boost with a cup of adrenal rejuvenating Licorice Tea?  Try it before you answer that question!

To keep your feel-good momentum going, follow breakfast, every two to three hours, with another whole food meal or snack, right up to bedtime. Because fatigue often triggers insomnia (not fair!) it is a good idea to eat a small bowl of a whole grain with a few almonds or walnuts and milk, whole, almond or rice, about a half an hour before going to bed.

Fatigue can be a friend or a foe. Befriend it. Use it to remind yourself not to skip meals, reach for a sugar fix or push through another sixty-hour work week without smelling a dozen roses. Our body talk to us all the time and fatigue is its built in alarm system. If your alarm is going off, take the time NOW to review, renew and revitalize. You, and it, will be happy you did.

(c) Viveca Stone-Berry, author, The Fatigue Be Gone Jumpstart e-Guide. http://www.FatigueBeGone.com

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Feeling Tired? Try these easy and delicious energy-boosting recipes.

An all-natural way to

Adrenal Fatigue Recipes

Adrenal Fatigue Recipes

stop feeling so tired is to UP the amount and frequency of the following adrenal-boosting super foods: Sea salt, Kelp, Green and ripe black olives, Dulse, Hot red peppers, New Zealand Spinach, Swiss chard, Beet greens, Celery (leaves and root), and Zucchini. Speaking of frequency, you also want to be eating every two to three hours. No complaints here!

Whenever I feel tired, and first thing in the morning, I drink an 8oz glass of water with a quarter tsp. of Sea Salt.  If you crave salt this is an excellent addition for your diet too. (People with adrenal fatigue typically suffer from low blood pressure and sodium loss within the cells*.) Source:  Dr. James Wilson, author, Adrenal Fatigue The 21st Century Syndrome

Stop feeling tired. Start with breakfast.
An adrenal fatigue symptom is the lack of an a.m. appetite. As part of recovery you MUST feed your adrenal glands the “good” stuff and do so before 10:00 a.m. May I recommend the Oatmeal Energy Boost?!

What about lunch? How about … The Adrenal Fatigue Buster Soup!
or the Tuna Fish Plus Anti-Oxidants — Yum!

Adrenal gland recovery dinners include:
* Sautéed Spinach or Kale Delight

* Shrimp & Papaya & Mango & Chicken, Oh my…
and the … Pretty Delicious Stir-Fry

All Day Long … sips and snacks:

* Sips:  Sparkling Cinnamon, Ginger Water. Ahhhhhh.
and Click Here Licorice Tea. Licorice is extremely beneficial for rejuvenating your adrenal glands. I love it hot or on ice.
(Psst. Stay off of coffee and other sugar or caffeine based drinks. These will only continue your energy boost, crash and burn syndrome.)

* Snacks: Walnuts, fresh peanuts in shells, hard boiled eggs and small amounts of dried fruit. Crunch on lots of carrots! Did you know that crunching on hard objects, like carrots, naturally releases tension from the jaw which most of us need!

Extra, extra!
Homemade Taco Seasoning

* Twenty of the World’s Healthiest Foods


Psst. Do you have an adrenal gland healing recipe to share with us? Please e-mail it to: Viveca@FatigueBeGone.com
We’ll be sure to add a mention and link back to your site. Thanks!


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Fatigue Cause — The Uncompleted Task.

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of the uncompleted task. -Henry James

Oh no.
Oh no, not again.
There’s an alternative.
It’s worse.

Now you knoclipart_deathw which uncompleted task will be ruining my weekend. Actually “ruining” is a point of view. Once completed I’ll be released from the fuss, the freet and the dread. YIPPEE!

What uncompleted task is exhausting you physically and putting lead in your joie de vivre? Take it on this weekend and get ‘er done. On Monday we’ll clear its energy out and share the energy-boosting benefits of our fruit and veggie day a.k.a., The Monday Club.

Hugs to you and send me some! Viveca

P.S. Sorry. It is not obvious how to leave messages. You have to click on the title i.e. “Fatigue Cause.” This pulls up its topic page. Then, just scroll down and you will see the “comments” box.

P.S.S. Have you signed up to receive the Fatigue Be Gone Newsletter yet? Goes out almost weekly and includes a couple brief, bottom-line, energy-boosting tips. Try it!

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Tired all the time?

Boost-energy. Eliminate fatigue and insomnia. How? Sleep.

Tired all the time? Time to learn how to sleep tight all night.

Tired all the time? Time to learn how to sleep tight all night.

There is one major reason why so many of us are tired all the time. Crappy sleep a.k.a. insomnia. This feel-good thief sneaks up on me just like it sneaks up on you. By Friday I am a mess unless I’ve been up to my favorite insomnia-busting tricks …

1. The 10:00 p.m. bedtime hour. It is critical that people with fatigue and sleep problem be in bed and well on their way towards sleep by 10:00 p.m. Why? There is a dreaded adrenal gland “second wind” that kicks in around 11:00 p.m. and it launches an exhausting two to three hour cycle of insomnia.  Let me say this another way so you really get it.

If you don’t want to toss and turn and huff and puff in frustration until 1:00 or 2:00 a.m. you must be sound asleep before 11:00 p.m.

2. The 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. snooze. This may seem like the impossible dream. Start with a Saturday or Sunday. Then make it every Saturday and Sunday. Make deals with your spouse, friend, neighbor …

According to Dr. James Wilson, author, Adrenal Fatigue The 21st Century Stress Syndrome, “There is something magical about the restorative power of sleep between 7:00-9:00 in the morning for people with adrenal fatigue.” Sometimes I’ll get up early – do what I need to do – and go back to bed during this time. As often as possible I’ll sleep in on weekends to tap into this magic.

3. The 2:00 p.m. Power Nap.  According to Dr. Lynn Hasher this is not luxury, it is the “best time of the day” to take a break and refresh our bodies and our brains so that we can be incredibly productive for the rest of the day. (Tell that to your boss and co-workers.) So, go to your car, close the door to your office — do whatever you need to do and slip a power nap into your day.
Psst. This is my problem-solving time of the day. I put out a question or request to my angels, shut my eyes and wake up fifteen minutes later with a solution. Amazing.

Three of my favorite sleep inducing resources:

* Inspirational Books: Always end your day, in bed with an inspirational book chapter (not a murder mystery thriller.)
For topics oriented to love and relationship please visit the Get Ready For Love Booklist. For mind/body health and inspiration there is the Fatigue Be Gone Reading Room.

* Healing Music: Soothe your mind and body while you sleep with Dr. Weil’s Self-Healing with Sound and Music CD

* Experiment with your sleeping “arrangements.” Do what you need to do. Rearrange your bedroom. Change your sheets. Get rid of any and all sleep obstacles even if doing so makes you feel mean and unloving. In the past three years I’ve gone from a husband, a dog and a bird to the same husband, six dogs, 3 cats and a bird. My bed has become a tad crowded.

Could that be contributing to recent spats of insomnia? Last night I ran an experiment and kicked all the cats and dogs OFF the bed. I didn’t kick off my husband but he kindly took his hacking cough into anther bedroom. Anyway … I slept and slept and slept and woke up this morning like the happy woman in the Ambian commercials minus the side affects or potential health problems.
So my friend, give this a whirl over the weekend and drop me a note on Monday. I’d love to hear how it works (or doesn’t) for you.



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8 Favorite Energy Boosting & Healing Resources

clipart_redaward1Here are 8 of my favorite energy boosting & healing resources. Which should you try today? Use your intuition and pick whichever ONE is calling your name or catching your eye. I say ONE because a characteristic of tired women and men is that we are constantly doing too much and often second guessing ourselves instead of going with out “gut.”

Whichever ONE you pick is the right item – right action for you today. Enjoy it and pass this page on to a harried girl or guy friend!

Which ONE? Whoever comes to mind first.

1. What is – Who is B.O.B? (And how to get rid it it – him?)

2. Fatigue & Fear — Yikes. How to breakthrough and live fearlessly

3. ARGG & Ahhhhh with Magma Plus Greens

4. Life Keeps Getting Better with Terry Hernon MacDonald

5. Re-Energize Yourself with the Power of Food Combining

6. 3 Free Ways to De-Stress Today!

7. Relax and Re-Energize with a little purring and petting

8. Fatigue Speedbump … Energy Vampire … What hit me?

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