Episode 097 – How to Get More Energy
There’s one thing that gives all of us more drive, more vitality, fitness and happiness: it’s energy.
Joining us to share how to get more of it is Yuri Elkaim. Yuri is my friend as well as a holistic nutritionist and the New York Times best-selling author of The Energy Diet.
On this episode of The James Swanwick Show, Yuri and I talk about simple ways you can boost your energy naturally every day.
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Have you ever wondered why you feel sluggish sometimes and not at others? Or why you no longer have the energy you once did? Yuri is all too familiar with those questions.
Growing up Yuri struggled with low energy levels. He was sleeping 10 hours a night and needing 2 hour naps in the afternoon. Yuri also was suffering from bad digestion, eczema and asthma. When he developed alopecia at age 17 he decided enough was enough and he started investigating what was causing his issues.
And he found the source: it was his diet. When he shifted what he was eating his energy levels shifted too – almost overnight. Since then he has gone on to help hundreds of thousands of people have more energy.
During our show today Yuri explains why certain foods lower your energy levels, the 3 ways to add more energy to your life and some non-food-related tools for boosting your energy.
Yuri’s 3 suggestions for increasing your energy levels every day are to add a green salad to your lunch or dinner, make a green smoothie for your pre-breakfast or breakfast and then snack on cut up fruits, veggies with some almonds or walnuts for protein.
In this episode you’ll hear:
• What your body is telling you if you're tired all the time.
• The role meditation plays in increasing your energy – Yuri explains.
• Why does your body need to be slightly alkaline?
• Your digestion can use up to 80% of your energy reserves – true or false?
• Do you need to give up meat to have more energy and be healthier?
• And so much more.
Yuri believes in adding more plants – specifically green veggies – to our daily diets. He doesn’t believe we have to give up eating meat or a Paleo diet to have more energy.
Instead he recommends adding greens to our nutritional intake so we can increase our alkalinity, reduce inflammation and reduce toxins – all keys to having more energy.
Another recommendation he has is to clear your mind through meditation and time in nature. According to Yuri if we’re constantly juggling a thousand thoughts those thoughts will drain us. So by practicing meditation regularly, even just 10 minutes a day, we can stop those thoughts and free up more energy.
Meditation doesn’t have to be done in a certain way to properly generate more energy for our bodies, Yuri explains in today’s show. He also shares his personal daily two-part meditation exercise, and I share mine as well. Listen in, enjoy and we’ll see you next time on The James Swanwick Show.
RESOURCES AND LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE
Yuri Elkaim’s website
The All-Day Energy Diet, by Yuri Elkaim
Yuri on Twitter
Yuri on Instagram
James Swanwick on Twitter
James Swanwick on Instagram