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ARE YOU LOW-ENERGY OR ARE YOU TIRED? HOW MY CLIENT HELPED ME SEE THE DIFFERENCE

There is a difference between being tired and having low-energy

Yes…you had a very busy and emotional weekend full of activities and not a lot of time for yourself. So, I totally understand the exhaustion and empty fridge.

Yes, your food was very good yesterday and I LOVE hearing that your energy was good but that you were also tired. It is great that you can feel the difference between being very low energy from food vs. life. When we started working together , I am not sure that you even knew what that meant or that you understood what that felt like. Think about that for a minute. YOU changed your lifestyle/food/exercise so much for the better that you now have the ability to feel/see/understand that you can be tired from life but that because you are taking care of yourself and fueling your body with nutrients and fueling correctly by eating at the right times and eating the right foods you have ENERGY. And having energy is different from being tired. And the big lesson to learn and “get’ is that when life is stressful or full of activities that make us TIRED , if we make sure to have ENERGY from fueling correctly and exercising, life is so much easier to handle and we can get through those TIRED patches so much better, mentally/emotionally/physically

I do have to say “thank you” to YOU because as I write this, I realize I never actually saw it this way. Tired and energy as two different states of being/feeling/understanding. We have the ability to make sure we have energy by controlling our fuel/eating correctly but we do not always have the ability to control life/stress/activities. And this is another very important reason to fuel the body and mind correctly with the right nutrients: to aide life stress, to counter-act life exhaustion , to balance out the demands of life that drain our minds and bodies. Learning what we have control of and how to use that to make life’s demands easier to handle will make our lives better and help us succeed in work/relationships/self-improvement/exercise and so much more. You rock!!!! Again, thank you for all that I am learning from you in your journey.

Deborah

HERE IS THE FOOD LOG I RECEIVED FROM ELLEN BEFORE I WROTE MY REPLY EMAIL:

Deborah,

Wasn’t hungry at home this morning and didn’t make smoothie. So, part of having a busy weekend is that I did not make it to the store. I am out of bananas and so is the cafeteria. They are also out of Naked juice! Gah! I became too dependent!

7:30 Coffee

8:30 Two Ezekiel raisin toast with peanut butter

1:00 Amy’s Low Sodium Black Bean Enchiladas with Greek yogurt and an avocado. Apple sauce.

5:30 Lara bar (peanut butter)

Went for a 3 mile walk with a friend

8:00 Peach. Hard boiled egg. Hummus and cherry tomatoes. Cauliflower rice with olive oil and grilled chicken. A couple of strawberries.

Really tired. Good energy day from food, but just tired from weekend and life in general. 🙂

Originally published at debapproved.blogspot.com

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