The 4-Day Energy Experiment

Discover what foods give you energy and which foods take it away.

We all want more energy and we all want to try and eat healthier, but how do you determine which foods you should be eating, and when, to boost your energy levels? Let’s talk about the big three: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Everyone digests or breaks-down these macronutrients differently. All three provide energy, but the amount of energy and how quickly they supply energy differs. Carbohydrates are the quickest, and fats are the slowest. Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats once digested, are broken down into their basic units:

  • Carbohydrates into sugars
  • Proteins into amino acids
  • Fats into fatty acids and glycerol

The body uses these basic units to build substances it needs for growth, maintenance, and activity. The energy you get from carbohydrates, proteins, and fats is measured in calories per gram. Their value as a source of energy can come from additional factors, such as lifestyle. Lifestyle factors, such as diet and activity level, can determine which macronutrient is being used for energy.

Let’s Look At Protein

How does protein affect our energy levels? 
Protein-based foods provide the body with fuel to repair and build tissues. Protein takes longer than carbohydrates to break down in the body, providing a longer-lasting energy source. This can come from animal-based protein or plant-based protein.

Animal-Based Proteins Include:

Meat, Fish, Poultry, Eggs and Dairy

Plant-Based Proteins Include:

Vegetables, Beans, Lentils, Peanuts/Nuts, and Quinoa

What To Do

For four days you’ll be on a strict schedule varying between no proteins, animal proteins, and plant proteins. Track each meal, the protein type, what you ate, your energy level right after consumption, and your energy level two hours after consumption. This will help determine which macronutrients you, as an individual, gain energy from in order to create a proper meal plan that allows you to sustain energy throughout the day.

Get Started

Through Healthy Attraction’s 90 Day Total Transformation Program, I put together a custom meal plan for the 4-Day Experiment based on what I’ve learned during our first couple sessions. 
Not sure where to begin? It’s important to not only look at your current diet habits, but how and why additional factors in your life impact your overall health and well being. Let’s get you on track to a healthier, happier you! Set up your free first consultation today.

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